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Echo Pictures Of Heart And Valves
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Depends: Trace to mild amount of leakage is considered normal in right heart valves. It is not uncommon to see trace amount of leakage on the left side in normal individuals. Leakage of the valves is also somewhat dynamic depending on pressures, can be seen at times but not all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
D dimer 0.93, found 4.5 taaw/ct angio/w/contrast, echo, mildthickening of left ventricle&atrium, slight regurgitation of all heart valves.Mean?
How accurate is 2D Echocardiogram likelyhood of NonSustained VT in" Normal structure heart" Mitral Valve Repair few yrs on With excellent Echo result?
Catheter Angiography of Heart for Mitral Valve
Prolapse. Cardiologist said all Artery's are very good .
would this mean the Carotid Artery's also?
Very likely: There is a good correlation between coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease - almost 60% . So a normal coronary artery is likely to indicate a low probability of carotid artery disease. If you absolutely need to know you can get a simple carotid artery ultrasound .( this is a non invasive simple test) ...Read more
I suffer tiredness&discomfort in chest and heart beats during activities,with echo result of 3valves mild leak,mild pulmonary HTN+ history of HTN,19yo?
Chest discomfort: The valve findings are not severe enough to cause symptoms, but the pulmonary hypertension as well as systemic hypertension are of concern. I recommend a treadmill stress test, 24 hour ambulatory heart monitor and pulmonary function testing for further evaluation. Blood tests for thyroid function,anemia,iron and magnesium are advised.If you don't have one, a cardiologist should be involved. ...Read more
Cause: The symptoms will feel the same but the cause could be quite different. When the heart is not getting enough blood, it relaxes poorly after each heart beat. This can cause shortness of breath. In advanced stages, blocked heart arteries cause heart damage, pumping dysfunction, and heart failure. Valve disease can cause relaxation problems and heart damage as well despite normal circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause of jugular vein distention, hypertension, fast heart rate upon motion with normal cardiac echo, ekg, and thyroid?
I had a echocardiogram. results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation. And trace tricuspid regurgitation.
Findings. Symptoms?: These are findings on the echocardiogram in the view of the Cardiologist who was looking at the pictures. The real question is why the echocardiogram was ordered to begin with. Were you having symptoms? What problem was the test trying to identify? Generally, trace valve regurgitation is "physiologic" - that is, common & symptom-less. Sclerosis means thickening - so the mitral valve could be stiff ...Read more
Had echo due to palps&svt. It showed mild thickening of several aortic leaflets&mild regurgitation of aortic,mitral,tricuspid&pulmonic valves. Worry??
Echo: Likely the findings are of no significant consequence ...Read more
Is it normal to have an ejection fraction of 64% on echocardiogram and a ejection fraction of 57% on Cardiac MRI? With the same heart.
No worry!: The ejection fractions measured by echo and by MRI are just estimates. Both the results are close to each other and the difference is no cause for concern. Normal would be between 55 and 70% and your results are both normal and quite close to each other! relatively speaking! Good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the sensitivity of EKGs, echocardiograms, and cardiac MRIs for detecting previous heart attacks? Would a normal echocardiogram signal good prognosis in the event of a previous heart attack?
Very good: Cardiac MRI is the best test for detecting a previous heart attack. An echocardiogram is probably next, followed closely by ECG. All of these tests should be pretty good at picking up a MAJOR previous heart attack. A normal echocardiogram after a heart attack is indeed an excellent prognostic marker. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, Sort of... Late: Ecg is a 10 sec. Printed tracing of voltage vs. Time comparing different combinations of 10 surface body locations. Holter commonly only 1 or 2 non-standard ekg leads recorded over ~24 hrs or longer. Since inner wall of heart muscle is most susceptible to ischemic damage, surface tracings rarely show clues (e.g. Qrs widening, altered waveform, arrhythmias) until CAD problems induce enough damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A small left atrium normal in thickness on my echo with abnormal septal motion. Heart structure normal with EF 65%. Possible pulmonary hypertension?
I recently underwent a echocardiogram what does these results mean spectral doppler velocity of mitral valve inflow abnormal with reversal of the e and a wave amplitude ratio tissue doppler velocity of mitral valve annulus abnormal with reversal of the
Need more infomation: This is a method of looking at function during the part of the heart cycle know as diastole (when the ventricle relaxes). The information provided needs to be taken in context with other information such as pulmonary venous inflow to detemine whether there is diastolic dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, is normal overall heart ejection fraction 65% (according the measuring from heart echo device)?
Yes: Completely, 100% normal!Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.
Sorry to frustrate: I know you're asking about cardiac conditions. I don't think it was a mistake to investigate - but it is a mistake to persist if there is a null result - especially at your age. Be reassured. Instead - consider a really skilled Health Psychologist who can teach you how to take your health seriously w/out anxiety and unneeded procedures. It can be the best way to feel better. Worth a try! ...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