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Feeling overwhelmed. Had echo, came back norm. I was worried about rv being 2.3cm (under 2.5 is norm).Now I read about rv neglect, and things missed on echo (like hypertrophy).What am I supposed to do?!

Feeling overwhelmed. Had echo, came back norm. I was worried about rv being 2.3cm (under 2.5 is norm).Now I read about rv neglect, and things missed on echo (like hypertrophy).What am I supposed to do?!

Normal Echo: First reassure your self this is a normal test. If no symptoms, there is not much else to worry about. If there are signs such as murmurs (innocent noted on profile), then no need to worry about the innocent. If you have palpitations, abnormal ecg, etc. May need a different test. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and that is what you're suppose to do. ...Read more

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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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My transthoracic echo came back great, should I still get the other half (thread mill) of stress test done? Couldn't do at that time.

My transthoracic echo came back great, should I still get the other half (thread mill) of stress test done? Couldn't do at that time.

Probably: It's impossible to know for sure since we don't know what's going on with you. If your cardiologist thinks you need a treadmill test, you probably do. Congratulations on your great echo, though! ...Read more

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Dr. Heard small murmur. Had tte doppler echo. Came back normal. Said it is innocent. Also went to cardiologist, who agreed its innocent. Good workup? I'm 26.

Dr. Heard small murmur. Had tte doppler echo. Came back normal. Said it is innocent. Also went to cardiologist, who agreed its innocent. Good workup? I'm 26.

Yes: 1. Two physicians including a cardiologist heard your murmur and feel it is innocent.

2. The echocardiogram is normal.

At this point in time you should be fine.

Of course, if you are having any new symptoms, you should always check back with your dr. ...Read more

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Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?

Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?

Ecg: Poor R wave progression doesn't necessarily mean anything. If your echo images are normal, that confirms the 'poor R wave progression' in your case isn't anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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My echo came back 100% normal. It said I have mild mitral regurgitation which is normal?, could this be causing my PAC's/pvc's/ect or it's impossible.

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My echo came back 100% normal. It said I have mild mitral regurgitation which is normal?, could this be causing my PAC's/pvc's/ect or it's impossible.

It shouldn't: Most people have a mild amount of regurgitation from one valve or another. It wouldn't cause abnormal beats. That being said, a high percentage of people have abnormal beats like PAC's or PVC's, and don't even know it. In general, they aren't dangerous or life threatening. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Center of chest feels like it's irritated inside, can't find a definitive cause. Would X-ray, ecg incompleteLBBB echo came back normal. Still worried.

Center of chest feels like it's irritated inside, can't find a definitive cause. Would X-ray, ecg incompleteLBBB echo came back normal. Still worried.

Need more info: Is the chest discomfort worse with exercise, worse when eating, worse taking a deep breath? Is there pain when the chest is compressed? Is there difficulty swallowing? Do antacids help? Is there a history of ulcer, acid reflux, heart disease? Are there risk factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, family history of heart disease or diseases of the gastrointestinal tract? ...Read more

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. My echo came back no findings of LV hypertophy and no HCM but LV diastolic dysfunction with filling. Not exact words. Father has HCM?

. My echo came back no findings of LV hypertophy and no HCM but LV diastolic dysfunction with filling. Not exact words. Father has HCM?

These are good: Results but I suspect you would benefit from treatment of your diastolic dysfunction. Discuss these concerns with your health care provider. ...Read more

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My preteen son kept having echoes coming back positive for pulmonary htn. He was cleared after an echo came back normal. Now it shows rvh?

My preteen son kept having echoes coming back positive for pulmonary htn. He was cleared after an echo came back normal. Now it shows rvh?

More testing: Right ventricular hypertrophy may indicate that the right side of the heart pumping against a resistance due to elevated pressure. If he has symptoms related to lung disease a ct scan of the thorax may be performed. In addition, a right heart catheterization at a pediatric cardiology center will provide more definitive information about the possible diagnosis of pulmonary htn. ...Read more

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I have heart murmur and I sometimes feel my hear skip a beat and I get scared I went to Heart Specialist and did a Ekg and Echo came back good?

I have heart murmur and I sometimes feel my hear skip a beat and I get scared I went to Heart Specialist and did a Ekg and Echo came back good?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often mistranslate what the dr. Tells them.
Ask your doc about your situation. ...Read more

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Blood work fine, echo came back normal EKG normal chest xray normal. Bp 93/63 hr 66.I still feel like I can't get enough o2...

Blood work fine, echo came back normal EKG normal chest xray normal. Bp 93/63 hr 66.I still feel like I can't get enough o2...

Good news!: That is all very reassuring. Sometimes when you feel like you can't get a full breath, it can be a sign of anxiety. Speak with your doctor about any stress or anxiety issues you may have. ...Read more

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M 42. Blood test & transthoracic echo came back normal so what could be the cause of the pain that goes from under l breast by armpit to back?

M 42. Blood test & transthoracic echo came back normal so what could be the cause of the pain that goes from under l breast by armpit to back?

Unexplained Pain: Musculoskeletal pain is the most likely explanation, but without further information, we are both "shooting in the dark." cardiac pain is always a concern, but sometimes GI problems cause referred pain to the same region. Assuming you don't have enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit, and no known digestive symptoms, have your doctor focus on the chest. What was the "blood test" that was performed? ...Read more

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I had an echo that came back and it said I have a small pericardial effusion.?

I had an echo that came back and it said I have a small pericardial effusion.?

Talk to your doc: Imagine your fist (representing your heart) pushing in one side of a balloon until the balloon (pericardium) surrounds the fist (heart). There's always a small amount of fluid between the two parts/sides of the pericardium to allow it to slide easily. With inflammation and/or injury, you can develop extra fluid known as an effusion. Talk to doctor who ordered echo b/c implications depend upon you. ...Read more

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I recently had a heart echo that came back normal but noticed on results 1.1 CM Interventricular Septal Thickness and 1.1 CM LV Wall Thickness, both at upper range of normal. Is this a worry or ok?

I recently had a heart echo that came back normal but noticed on results 1.1 CM Interventricular Septal Thickness and 1.1 CM LV Wall Thickness, both at upper range of normal. Is this a worry or ok?

Forget numbers: A review od your symptoms and medical history are needed to make sense of any test, normal or not. You can't interpret medical tests just by looking at "normal values". There is a reason there is arange of normal. We are all a little different. But, for what its worth, "normal" in this case is probably just that...normal. ...Read more

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Had 2 echos one came back clear other one said MVP wall motion abnormality. Is it a false positive? What could cause this?

Had 2 echos one came back clear other one said MVP wall motion abnormality. Is it a false positive? What could cause this?

There are many: Things that can affect the ECHO result including the interpreter's quality and experience. In addition the quality of the technician and the views obtained will affect the result. Also the state of hydration and physiological dynamics when you are having the ECHO. Regardless, if it is questionable whether you have MVP it is probably not clinically relevant and you shouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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