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What is the significance of inferior apical hypokinesis?

What is the significance of inferior apical hypokinesis?

Hypokinesis: Hypokinesis on a cardiac echo refers to a less than expected contraction of the heart muscle. This is often seen due to damage of an area of the heart - usually associated with or following a heart attack. Inferoapical means the bottom part of the heart. ...Read more

Hypokinesis (Definition)

Decreased mobility of the walls of the heart than the normal force& speed to eject the normal fraction of the blood from the heart to supply all tissues is hypokinesisno mobility of the wall/part of wall is akinesis -worser than hk. Both hk and ak can involve a part of the heart muscle in the walls of the chambers as well as in the septum separating the chambers of the heart. ...Read more


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My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?

My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?

How old is he?: We need more history. Was he symptomatic / or a casual observation. Apical hypokinesis is decresed participation of apex of heart in the contractile fn. And the weakness of muscles could be from congenital weakness, poor blood supply from narrowed coronary vs. Without a heart attack/ silent heart attack/a obviously diagnosed heart attack, some infiltrative diseases- amyloidosis.Get a cardiolo. Opin. ...Read more

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LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this cause for concern?

LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this cause for concern?

Maybe...: If your having chest pain (particularly with exertion) the apical and anterior hypokinesis could be something that needs to be looked into further. It could represent a potential stenosis of the left anterior descending artery. ...Read more

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EF 60%, LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this concerning?

EF 60%, LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this concerning?

2 things: 1. A relatively normal EF bit with possibly some focal hypokinesis may suggest ischemic heart disease. 2. The other reported findings on your heart valves are pretty benign. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli (blood clots in your lungs). ...Read more

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Mild fixed perfusion deficit in the distal anterior/anteroapical wall. Mildly enlarged left ventricle. Mild global hypokinesis, with moderate hypokinesis of the inferior and apical walls. Mildly low resting left ventricular ef of 45% post test 51%?

Mild fixed perfusion deficit in the distal anterior/anteroapical wall. Mildly enlarged left ventricle. Mild global hypokinesis, with moderate hypokinesis of the inferior and apical walls. Mildly low resting left ventricular ef of 45% post test 51%?

What's the question?: This result indicates a blockage with resultant heart muscle damage (prior heart attack) likely involving an artery known as the "LAD". In this particular case the LAD is likely large with a "wrap around" to the apical inferior region. A cardiac catheterization would be recommended to visualize the coronary arteries followed by possible stenting if the area is "viable" and not scarred ...Read more

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What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

Decreased movement: The inferior and basilar part of the left ventricle show decreased movement. Hypo (decreased) kinesis (motility). Usually because of compromised blood supply to that part of the heart because the local coronary has a critical stenosis or there was an infarct because the coronary feeding that area closed or is severely blocked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypokinesis?

What is the definition or description of: hypokinesis?

Wall motion abnormal: Decreased mobility of the walls of the heart than the normal force& speed to eject the normal fraction of the blood from the heart to supply all tissues is hypokinesisno mobility of the wall/part of wall is akinesis -worser than hk. Both hk and ak can involve a part of the heart muscle in the walls of the chambers as well as in the septum separating the chambers of the heart. Cad, viral dz -exampl. ...Read more

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What is global severe hypokinesis?

What is global severe hypokinesis?

Hypokinesis: Global severe hypokinesis means the whole heart is contracting poorly. It implies very significant heart muscle dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

Heart movement: One thing cardiologist look on a 2d echocardiogram is the heart movement. When there is an infarct or an area of the heart not receiving enough blood, the movement is slower that the rest. Hypokinesis means that: decreased movement, in this case of the inferior wall. ...Read more

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What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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How do you treat mild septal hypokinesis?

May not: Require therapy. This just means the wall of the heart between the pumping chambers may not be functioning perfectly. If the rest of the heart is ok probably not a concern. ...Read more

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Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

It can be: Depends on location and overall involvement of the heart muscle as determined by an echocardiogram. It is not dangerous if associated with a conduction abnormality (bundle branch block) for example or a normal ejection fraction. ...Read more

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What does global hypokinesis at the septum and apex mean?

What does global hypokinesis at the septum and apex mean?

Reduced function: It means that the part of your heart supplied by the left anterior descending coronary artery is functioning at reduced efficiency. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

Is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

NO: That's not normal but often resolves over time - I assume you're on medical treatment and have been evaluated. Mild forms of dilated cardiomyopathy are often transient. You should be under the care of a cardiologist and have your test (echo, I assume) repeated in 6 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

Severe heart failure: There is no cure for severe heart failure except a transplant. There are temporizing medications that can alleviate the some of the work the heart has to do, but it is not going to make the heart regain function. ...Read more

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How could we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

How could we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

No cure: Treatment will depend on cause. A search for reversible causes should be undertaken. The pt should be assessed for hibernating myocardium, hemochromatosis, severe hypertension, and toxins. A betablocker like carvedilol and an ACE-inhibitor should be administered. Digoxin may also be beneficial. If LBBB is present, resynchronization should be done. Advanced directives should be considered. ...Read more

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What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis or hypokinesia?

What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis or hypokinesia?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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What is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?

What is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?

Poor heart function: The left ventricle is the part of the heart that pumps blood to the body. Hypokinesis means not pumping as well as it should. Global mean the whole left ventricle. Mild to moderate shows the degree of malfunction (as compared to normal or severe). Your doctor can help determine the cause of the poor function, but this could include heart attack, poor circulation, infection, or poor nutrition. ...Read more

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How symptomatic is someone with Mild Global hypokinesis of LEFT VENTRICLE?

Mild: Generally if the patient is otherwise healthy decisions would be mild. If the patient had significant other illnesses like uncontrolled diabetes uncontrolled lung disease obesity and even mild global hypokinesis can be very symptomatic ...Read more

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Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

By definition, if: Called mild hypokinesis, then it is abnormally decreased left ventricle wall motion.

There is a range of normal, based on visual inspection, heart size and experience, but when the wall motion is less than expected, it is hypokinetic. Mild hypokinesis generally means nearly normal, but it is not a normal variant. ...Read more

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My Echo showed borderline normal left ventricular with global hypokinesis what could possibly cause this. EF 50-55%?

My Echo showed borderline normal left ventricular with global hypokinesis what could possibly cause this. EF 50-55%?

Need risk review.: Hypokinesis means that the muscle mass in the heart is less active than expected. Now is it really an issue or is it just by chance.

Low blood supply to heart can be one of the reason, besides this sometimes low metabolic states and depression can lead to hypokinesis. You need to see a cardiologist who will discuss your risk profile and then see what is the possibility and suggest further. ...Read more

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What is hypokinesis seen on heart cath? Otherwise normal

What is hypokinesis seen on heart cath? Otherwise normal

Hyokinesis: Describes an area of the heart not contracting as well as the other areas around it. Can come from a lack of sufficient blood flow to the heart muscle in that area, or could indicate damage from a previous heart attack. ...Read more

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What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart?

What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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What is global hypokinesis with septal akinesia?

What is global hypokinesis with septal akinesia?

Wall motion: General grade of wall motion abnormality: Normal>Hypokinetic>Akinetic>Dyskinetic>Aneurysmal

Global hypokinesis is overall decreased cardiac function. With akinesis, the severity of injury results in the wall not moving at all. Dyskinetic motion suggests even worse function, and aneurysmal is complete loss of contractility. Myocardial infarct and heart failure are the most common settings ...Read more

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Can you take birth control if you have hypokinesis?

Can you take birth control if you have hypokinesis?

Most likely: Hypokinesis would not stop someone from being able to take birth control. In individual cases we would need to know the underlying cause of hypokinesis to answer for sure. ...Read more

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What is severe global hypokinesis of the left ventricle? How to cure? Age :65 sex: Male Kindly explain

What is severe global hypokinesis of the left ventricle? How to cure? Age :65 sex: Male Kindly explain

Hypokinesis / HF: The heart is divided in multiple segments. Ex. Anterior, Posterior, Lateral, etc Your segments can by hypokinetic, dyskinetic, akinetic.
If a segment is hypokinetic it does not contact fully. Akinetic, does not move. So this info I assume comes from echocardiogram report. Global Hypokinesis means every segment in your heart contracts less. = Heart Failure
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