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Has mvp ever been missed on an echocardiogram?

Has mvp ever been missed on an echocardiogram?

Yes: Yes , no test is 100% sensitive. Sometimes Amyl Nitrite is given to make the prolapse more apparent on echo. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse is when the mitral valve that separates the heart's left atrium and left ventricle does not close appropriately. When the heart contracts to push blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body, portions of the mitral valve move backwards into the left atrium. This can cause regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Most of the time a mitral valve prolapse is asymptomatic and does ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with MVP and have some leakage based on my echocardiogram . What's normal and abnormal ? Thank you

I was diagnosed with MVP and have some leakage based on my echocardiogram . What's normal and abnormal ? Thank you

Go With The Flow: Normal is no regurgitation (back flow) in the heart. In the 5-10% of people who have MVP, maybe up to 20% back flow (regurgitation) is OK.Beyond that, it depends on your overall health and what symptoms you have. Severe would be more than about 60% back flow (that is, blood not flowing in the correct direction, thus putting more strain on the heart to pump blood).Your dentist should know about it. ...Read more

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I am 27 and have just been diagnosed with trivial mitral regurgitation but no mention of mvp on my echocardiogram results. Is this likely progress?

Don't worry: Trivial mitral regurgitation is just that - trivial. Do not worry too much about this very common finding. Just file the knowledge away, and if you ever have another echo (which you just might never need) you and your doctor can see if there has been any change. In all likelihood there won't be. ...Read more

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In an adult, is an echocardiogram likely to miss a small vsd (small, but causing a murmur)? Or is it reliable to rule it out? Usually found as child?

In an adult, is an echocardiogram likely to miss a small vsd (small, but causing a murmur)? Or is it reliable to rule it out? Usually found as child?

Unlikely: If we can hear the murmur with a stethoscope, then an echo probe will usually be able to show the blood crossing the vsd, even if the 2-d imaging doesn't clearly show the defect. However, if the echo windows are very poor (e.g., with obesity, chest wall deformities or fused ribs, lung disease like emphysema, etc.), then it may be hard to visualize the heart at all, and a vsd could then be missed. ...Read more

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What can an Echocardiogram show and is there anything significant it may miss?

What can an Echocardiogram show and is there anything significant it may miss?

Echo: The echo is very good at imaging structure and function. No test is devoid of error and besides error echo can't image electrical and some other problems outside the resolution of the technology. ...Read more

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Can 2 separate echocardiograms miss a thrombosis of rca? both tests occur only 2 days apart

Can 2 separate echocardiograms miss a thrombosis of rca?   both tests occur only 2 days apart

Yes: A resting echocardiogram is not the test of choice to diagnose a right coronary artery thrombosis. A CT angiogram would diagnose that, or a conventional invasive angiogram ought to elucidate that finding. This is a very specific finding. A stress echocardiogram might suggest right coronary artery insufficiency by revealing regional wall motion abnormality. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Echocardiogram (Definition)

Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more


Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more