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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. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I was thought to have Marfan's syndrome . My first pregnancy i had echo of my heart done many times but no changes . Does that clear me from having it?

I was thought to have Marfan's syndrome . My first pregnancy i had echo of my heart done many times but no changes . Does that clear me from having it?

Marfan syndrome : The echo shows whether the heart abnormalities on marfan are present and to what extent. You could still have marfan's. Talk to your doctor and ask if you have it and what you need to do. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause patleous eusthian tube I hear my voice echo like I'm in a tunnel when I speak this starred with pregnancy currently still pregant?

Can pregnancy cause patleous eusthian tube I hear my voice echo like I'm in a tunnel when I speak this starred with pregnancy currently still pregant?

Possibly: There could be a possible link. As discussed in prior versions of your question the next step is an evaluation by a ENT physician. They can do an examination and confirm the diagnosis. They can also determine if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Would a pulmonary artery pressure of 33 at rest during pregnancy in a 26 yo be a significant finding on an echo? Echo 7 months prior was normal.

Would a pulmonary artery pressure of 33 at rest during pregnancy in a 26 yo be a significant finding on an echo? Echo 7 months prior was normal.

Probably normal: Estimation of pa pressure on echo can be very helpful, but depends on estimation using characteristics of the inferior vena cava (size, collapsibility), as well as which standards the echocardiographer used for the estimation - this had changed a few years ago. Estimation in pregnancy may be altered due to increased cardiac output and blood volume. If a concern, gold standard is right heart cath. ...Read more

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11wks preg & have had virus in lungs. now dim bilat breath sounds.cardio echo shows EF 35-40%,lft vent cardiomyopathy. how serious is this? Bedrest?

11wks preg & have had virus in lungs. now dim bilat breath sounds.cardio echo shows EF 35-40%,lft vent cardiomyopathy. how serious is this? Bedrest?

Viral cardiomyopathy: Prognosis is not predictable and becomes evident as the patient is followed over time. Some patients experience complete recovery, others may develop chronic heart failure due to injured heart muscle. Infrequently, some patients develop fulminant heart failure, a fatal condition without heart transplantation, but this is infrequent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My dad and brother both had surgeries to prevent aortic dissection . I had echo my first pregnancy often with no change . Should i still be worried?

My dad and brother both had surgeries to prevent aortic dissection . I had echo my first pregnancy often with no change . Should i still be worried?

No: Worrying accomplishes little in any case. The tendency to aortic dissection is often passed parent-to-child with a 50% chance. If you made it through a pregnancy and were reassured that your aorta looks fine, the real question is whether it's even worth ultrasounding you any longer. That's what you want to discuss with your physician. Glad your kin are okay -- many aren't so lucky. Glad your wrote. ...Read more

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Can a virus cause palpitations? Had ekg,ct,echo,blood work all normal.

Can a virus cause palpitations? Had ekg,ct,echo,blood work all normal.

Yes: Carditis or myocarditis can be caused by virus and have palpitations. Pericarditis also could be viral. ...Read more

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4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?

4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?

Yes: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is almost never diagnosed prenatally, since an atrial opening (pfo) is normal at that time. Most of the time i diagnose an ASD it is after the baby has gone home from the hospital. A murmur is often not heard initially, developing only later. Fortunately early diagnosis is not critical, since intervention is usually not needed for several years. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more