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Echo Came Back
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
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
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.
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.
Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?
Doc said normal. Echo came back with mild mitral regurgitation. Everything else was good. I'm an athlete, ok to resume activities normal?
As long as your: Primary care physician says it's ok. Proceed but work your way back into your regular routine. ...Read more
LUQ discomfort when I do pull ups or any other heavy pulling exercise. I'm healthy, not overweight. Heart echo came back clear. Any ideas?
I get chest pain out of no where. Left/right side hard to breath for like 20sec. Had test (ekg/echo) came back no problems. 23 160lb. What can it be?
Lot of things: If this is not heart IG could be gi, muscular pain. It is better to check with your regular doctor. ...Read more
My primary dr. Heard murmur and thought mvp (no click, just murmur). Echo came back normal. Went to cardiologist and said it sounded innocent. I'm ok?
Echocardiogram: Trumps physical examination when it comes to murmurs...Good news! ...Read more
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
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
. 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
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
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?
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...
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
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
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
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
Is it normal to feel ectopic heartbeats everyday? Had 24 HR monitor and echo everything came back ok? But feeling palpitations, hard beats & ectopics
Palpitations: Glad to read that the 24-hour Holter monitor plus echocardiogram had unremarkable results. Difficult to say what could be causing your symptoms. It is best for you to continue this discussion with the cardiologist who ordered these tests and your primary care physician. Good luck ...Read more
5y/o son having fainting spells. Not related to dehydration or heat exhaustion. Blood work, EKG and echo cardiogram came back good. What could be wrong?
Syncope: This is not normal, especially in a five year old. Please see a pediatric cardiologist and neurologist. ...Read more
I have severe panic attacks&anxiety, I had cardio workup, holter, Echo, all came back good, my heart races up to 180 during the attacks, I've never had SVT, can one go into svt from panic Attack?
See: An electrophysiologist. You suffer from SVTGet a more detailed answer ›
Told I have innocent murmur. Echo w/ doppler came back norm, but pulm valve not visualized. How do they know that the pulm valve is not causing murmur?
They don't.: If they neither saw the pulmonary valve nor measured the doppler flow velocity across the pulmonary valve, they can't be confident that your pulmonary valve is normal. ...Read more
How do I get over my health anxiety. Particularly heart anxiety? . My ekgs. Echo. Stress test came back normal along with my blood work. Help?!
Chest pain when weight lifting. Sternum pain when deep breaths. Stress test, echo, holter, EKG came back fine. Is my heart ok or still possibly bad?
Heart is Fine:
I am very surprised that any physician would put you through such extensive and expensive testing. It actually blows my mind. Your heart is fine.
Have you considered working with a personal trainer expert in weight lifting to see how you are lifting and what could be done differently to prevent or avoid too much pain with your workouts and post work out recovery. ...Read more
What are potential causes for abnormal circulation/pressure in liver identified in a ct? The liver itself is healthy according to labs/ct/ultrasound. At times I do feel increased pressure in liver. Echo of heart came back good other than mild dilation
Conflicting: Your ct report is conflicting. Portal hypertension, or increased pressure in the liver has multiple causes. Usually however, there are abnormalities of the liver identified such as cirrhosis, occluded hepatic veins, or portal vein occlusion. You may need to have additional studies or get clarification of the results from your doc. ...Read more