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How symptomatic is someone with Mild Global hypokinesis of LEFT VENTRICLE?

How symptomatic is someone with Mild Global hypokinesis of LEFT VENTRICLE?

Mild: Generally if the patient is otherwise healthy decisions would be mild. If the patient had significant other illnesses like uncontrolled diabetes uncontrolled lung disease obesity and even mild global hypokinesis can be very symptomatic ...Read more

Hypokinesis (Definition)

Decreased mobility of the walls of the heart than the normal force& speed to eject the normal fraction of the blood from the heart to supply all tissues is hypokinesisno mobility of the wall/part of wall is akinesis -worser than hk. Both hk and ak can involve a part of the heart muscle in the walls of the chambers as well as in the septum separating the chambers of the heart. ...Read more


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Can cardiomyopathy & global hypokinesis of left ventricle cause pain in chest, shoulder, ribs &back on left side? HR 113, BP 139/84 no meds bc13wks preg

Can cardiomyopathy & global hypokinesis of left ventricle cause pain in chest, shoulder, ribs &back on left side? HR 113, BP 139/84 no meds bc13wks preg

C below: Cardiomyopathy by itself would be rare to cause pain symptoms as you describe. Unless the cardiomyopathy is related to an autoimmune disorder, in this case, other symtpoms can ensue if the pericardium or pleura are affected. ...Read more

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What is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?

Poor heart function: The left ventricle is the part of the heart that pumps blood to the body. Hypokinesis means not pumping as well as it should. Global mean the whole left ventricle. Mild to moderate shows the degree of malfunction (as compared to normal or severe). Your doctor can help determine the cause of the poor function, but this could include heart attack, poor circulation, infection, or poor nutrition. ...Read more

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Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

By definition, if: Called mild hypokinesis, then it is abnormally decreased left ventricle wall motion.

There is a range of normal, based on visual inspection, heart size and experience, but when the wall motion is less than expected, it is hypokinetic. Mild hypokinesis generally means nearly normal, but it is not a normal variant. ...Read more

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What is severe global hypokinesis of the left ventricle? How to cure? Age :65 sex: Male Kindly explain

What is severe global hypokinesis of the left ventricle? How to cure? Age :65 sex: Male Kindly explain

Hypokinesis / HF: The heart is divided in multiple segments. Ex. Anterior, Posterior, Lateral, etc Your segments can by hypokinetic, dyskinetic, akinetic.
If a segment is hypokinetic it does not contact fully. Akinetic, does not move. So this info I assume comes from echocardiogram report. Global Hypokinesis means every segment in your heart contracts less. = Heart Failure
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In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?

In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?

EF: What this means is that there is a region of your heart that is not moving properly. This likely secondary to impaired irrigation from a possible stenosis vessel. Depending on the reason you could have diastolic/systolic dysfunction. Giving the dilated atrium. You should likely be on bblockers, acei, Aspirin, ...Read more

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Mild fixed perfusion deficit in the distal anterior/anteroapical wall. Mildly enlarged left ventricle. Mild global hypokinesis, with moderate hypokinesis of the inferior and apical walls. Mildly low resting left ventricular ef of 45% post test 51%?

Mild fixed perfusion deficit in the distal anterior/anteroapical wall. Mildly enlarged left ventricle. Mild global hypokinesis, with moderate hypokinesis of the inferior and apical walls. Mildly low resting left ventricular ef of 45% post test 51%?

What's the question?: This result indicates a blockage with resultant heart muscle damage (prior heart attack) likely involving an artery known as the "LAD". In this particular case the LAD is likely large with a "wrap around" to the apical inferior region. A cardiac catheterization would be recommended to visualize the coronary arteries followed by possible stenting if the area is "viable" and not scarred ...Read more

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What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli (blood clots in your lungs). ...Read more

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How would my child have gotten a hypoplastic left ventricle?

How would my child have gotten a hypoplastic left ventricle?

Not well understood: The underdevelopment of the left sided heart structures begins early in fetal life and is likely related to decreased blood flow through the left side of the heart. Gene mutations have been identified in sporadic cases, and, after having a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, there is a higher risk for subsequent children with the condition suggesting that inherited factors play a role. ...Read more

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Can a child survive to adulthood with a hypoplastic left ventricle?

Can a child survive to adulthood with a hypoplastic left ventricle?

Yes: Hypoplastic left ventricle cannot be fully repaired but a nearly normal flow of blood can be created through a series of surgeries. The surgeries do have risk, but many children born with this defect have now become adults. ...Read more

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What would damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle result in?

What would damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle result in?

Mitral regurgitation: Damage to the chordae tendinae would result in problems with the closure and sealing of the mitral valve, and would lead to mitral regurgitation, or leaking, and possibly heart failure. ...Read more

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What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

Heart disease: The chordae are support structures for the mitral and tricuspid valves. When they are damaged, valvar insufficiency results. This can be severe enough to cause congestive heart failure either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What are the implications of left ventricle dystolic disorder (lvdd) stage 1?

Blood pressure: You need to check and treat your blood pressure if it's high. Diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure if the underlying cause is not treated. Ventricle become less compliant. ...Read more

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What is the consequences a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

What is the consequences a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

Old or new: If old, may be result of prior limited heart attack and collaterals
if new, may be preliminary to heart attack and should be investigated and the "culprit" lesion treated by pci or surgery, . ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

Reversible?: It depends. Is the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test. Such things seen on a perfusion scan are often referred to as apical defects. That said, along with other indications, I might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The consequences could not be determined without a cath or ccta. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

Depends: I suppose that was a conclusion from a nuclear stress test? 1) it maybe an artifact, so called false positive test. 2) if its real, a lot depends on presence and severely of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Male 22. Goal to increase stamina and left ventricle size. I do 30-45mins cardio a day. How much more to become as fit as athletes?

Male 22. Goal to increase stamina and left ventricle size. I do 30-45mins cardio a day. How much more to become as fit as athletes?

Depends: Are you interested in simple cardio fitness or do you have olympic aspirations? For the former, you're doing enough now. For the latter, you haven't scratched the surface. ...Read more

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I am ansari suffering from severe cardiomypathy since 2008. Left ventricle is severely enlarged with decreased ef only 20%. Is there any cure?

Depends: Dependent on your age you may be a candidate for a heart transplant. There is unlikely to be a cure at this stage. There are a lot of medications that help with the disease and also other devices (icd, specialized pacers) that help as well. ...Read more

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Had late tiffascan @27th week and everything is normal but 2d echo report mentioned, "efc noted in left ventricle", is it a problem if so how serious?

Ask your doctor: Tiffascan is just a fancy name for a specialized ultrasound looking for fetal anomalies. While I don't know exactly what efc stands for (its a nonstandard acronym) but it probably refers to an "echobright intracardiac focus" (eif). Almost always, the finding of an eif on fetal ultrasound is not a concerning finding and if an echocardiogram is performed after birth, there are no abnormalities. ...Read more

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What exactly is left ventricle defibrillation?

Defibrillation: Defibrillation is electrical impulse used to reset heart rhythm is life threatening electrical arrhythmias (v-fib or v-tach)...Synchronous cardio version is used in non life threatening arrhythmias (e.g. Atrial fibrillation). ...Read more

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What's the normal size for left ventricle in women?

What's the normal size for left ventricle in women?

This seems right: Http://www. Echopedia. Org/index. Php/Normal_Values_of_TTE
seems to have the right info.
Of course the woman has to be full size for this to be valid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of failure of the left ventricle?

What are the symptoms of failure of the left ventricle?

Several: They symptoms of left ventricular failure include, shortness of breath (sob) and fatigue and weakness. There can be increased sob with activity. Other symptoms include orthopnea (inability to lie flat b/c sob), edema (swelling), frequent urination at night, waking suddenly with severe sob (pnd), and sometimes chest pain. ...Read more

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Can you give me some information on sudden acute left ventricle failure?

Acute CHF: Commonly caused by renal artery stenosis with severe high blood pressure. Also called flash pulmonary edema.
Eating a high salt diet increases the risk of developing CHF. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding sudden acute left ventricle failure?

Ventricular failure: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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I would like info from a medical professional re. Sudden acute left ventricle failure?

Acute LV failure: Renal artery stenosis and flash pulmonary edema comes to mind as one of many causes. Happy to do second opinion to help. ...Read more

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How much blood is left in left ventricle after diastole?

Depends....: The ef (ejection fraction) is the percentage of blood ejected with each beat. Normal is 55-70%. Edv (end diastolic volume) is usually estimated by echocardiography using a biplane method of discs method using the apical 2 & 4 chamber views. ...Read more