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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hypokinesis

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Virus caused cardiomyopathy, global hypokinesis of LV. EF35-40%.Echo 4days later clear, EF57%. 12wk preg. Feel worse now then before. What's going on?

Virus caused cardiomyopathy, global hypokinesis of LV. EF35-40%.Echo 4days later clear, EF57%. 12wk preg. Feel worse now then before. What's going on?

Viral cardiomyopathy: Viral cardiomyopathy can get better then worse with reactivation of the virus, renewal of fever, etc. Plus pregnancy increases your blood volume and right now you might have a lower blood pressure as you near the 2nd trimester. You will likely need many echo's and you'll be at risk of A-fib, which will make your symptoms worsen rapidly. Probably a good idea to call your OB and cardiologist.

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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Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying? Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you

Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying? Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you

No: Gall bladder dyskinesis and delayed gastric emptying are separate entities. Having the gall bladder removed may improve your symptoms but will not not fix delayed gastric emptying.

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Can gallbladder hypokinesis cause breastbone to be extremely sore with gas entrapment? Can omeprazole cause delayed gastric emptying? Gas trap solution?

Can gallbladder hypokinesis cause breastbone to be extremely sore with gas entrapment? Can omeprazole cause delayed gastric emptying? Gas trap solution?

Not usually but can: Biliary dyskinesia usually causes pain under the rib age on right side although pain in upper abdomen, lower chest or back is possible. It is atypical for it to cause extreme soreness in breastbone, sounds more like gastroparesis or GERD related symptoms. A thorough evaluation by a gastroenterologist or general surgeon and further work up is necessary.

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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.

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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.

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Increase in freq of palps 6 months ago. Tests normal except MRI had LV EF of 43% & mild hypokinesis. Echo 1yr ago was 59%. Cause of drop & serious?

Increase in freq of palps 6 months ago. Tests normal except MRI had LV EF of 43% & mild hypokinesis. Echo 1yr ago was 59%. Cause of drop & serious?

Hear muscle damage?: Diseased heart valve? heart failure? It may be serious. Consult to a cardiologist. To read more about it check this link: http://www. Barnesjewish. Org/heart-vascular/ejection-fraction-ef-measurement

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What is hypokinesis. Is it can cause heart attack?

What is hypokinesis. Is it can cause heart attack?

Coronary ischemia: Hypokinesis suggests that an area of the heart is not thickening and contracting normally typically as a result of reduced blood supply and inadequate oxygen delivery to that portion of the heart.

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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).

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Can cardiomyopathy & global hypokinesis of left ventricle cause pain in chest, shoulder, ribs &back on left side? HR 113, BP 139/84 no meds bc13wks preg

C below: Cardiomyopathy by itself would be rare to cause pain symptoms as you describe. Unless the cardiomyopathy is related to an autoimmune disorder, in this case, other symtpoms can ensue if the pericardium or pleura are affected.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is hypokinesis of inferior/anteroseptal myocardium?

Hypokinesis: Hypokinesis means decreased wall motion/shortening of the wall named inferior, anterior or lateral.