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INTERPRETATION ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

INTERPRETATION ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

Abnormal stress test: Stress induced wall motion abnormality is concerning for significant narrowing of the coronary artery which feeds the inferior wall of the heart. This is most commonly the right coronary artery. ...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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My echo says the following: " there is lvh with diastolic dysfunction and 57% lv ef. There is inferior wall hypokinesis ". What does this mean?

My echo says the following: " there is lvh with diastolic dysfunction and 57% lv ef. There is inferior wall hypokinesis ". What does this mean?

Explanation: Lvh left ventricular hypertrophy which is thickening of the heart muscle wall.
Diastolic dysfunction. There is systole which is the squeezing phase and diastolic which is the relaxing phase.
Lvef left ventricular, ejection fraction is a calculation of heart squeeze
55-65%! is in the normal range at 57%

the bottom heart wall is called inferior and the hypokinesis is a part not the best squeeze. ...Read more

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My echo states: There is normal LV regional wall motion at rest, with the exception of inferior basilar hypokinesis. Please explain.

My echo states: There is normal LV regional wall motion at rest, with the exception of inferior basilar hypokinesis. Please explain.

U should ask your Dr: As your doctor actually sees the image, but normally if I read these words in a report it would mean to me that there has been a prior heart attack that caused the hypokinesis. this means that the inferior (lower) basilar (bottom) part of the heart is not moving as much as it is expected to move. This can be a sign of a prior heart attack. ...Read more

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Heart attack lv septal and anterior wall 10 weeks ago. Ef went from 25 to 50, hypokinesis severe to moderate. Could they normalize eventually?

Heart attack lv septal and anterior wall 10 weeks ago. Ef went from 25 to 50, hypokinesis severe to moderate. Could they normalize eventually?

Possible: But likely some scar and slight residual.
Stay with the good choices, nonsmoking, cardiac rehab, and your meds.
Followup with echo at z6 months likely. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a heart attack three months ago, I want to know my echo is normal or no? EF =54% severe hypokinesis of inferior wall, moderate MR

Hi, I had a heart attack three months ago, I want to know my echo is normal or no? EF =54% severe hypokinesis of inferior wall, moderate MR

EF is depressed: And not normal. THE most important thing is to avoid another myocardial infarction. Follow your cardiologist's advice, because next one might be fatal. ...Read more

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Basal to mid anterior wall hypokinesis noted at peak workload. No ECG clinical evidence of ischemia at a max workload.

Basal to mid anterior wall hypokinesis noted at peak workload. No ECG clinical evidence of ischemia at a max workload.

Unclear question: Your statement did not provide a question. You obviously are under the care of a doctor and she/he would be better equipped to answer your questions as she/he knows more about your health. ...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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I have a mod-lg pericardial effusion echo said slight hypokinesis posterior interventricular septum & inferior wall & reduced LV sys function. Explain?

I have a mod-lg pericardial effusion echo said slight hypokinesis posterior interventricular septum & inferior wall & reduced LV sys function. Explain?

Get cardiac consult: The Echo findings you report -there is fluid around the heart - moderate to large in amount. The change in the motion of the heart and reduced LV function indicates the heart is not pumping normally. The result definitely warrants a consultation with a Cardiologist and some background history. You will likely need further tests ...Read more

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What is global severe hypokinesis?

What is global severe hypokinesis?

Hypokinesis: Global severe hypokinesis means the whole heart is contracting poorly. It implies very significant heart muscle dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is the significance of inferior apical hypokinesis?

What is the significance of inferior apical hypokinesis?

Hypokinesis: Hypokinesis on a cardiac echo refers to a less than expected contraction of the heart muscle. This is often seen due to damage of an area of the heart - usually associated with or following a heart attack. Inferoapical means the bottom part of the heart. ...Read more

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My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?

My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?

How old is he?: We need more history. Was he symptomatic / or a casual observation. Apical hypokinesis is decresed participation of apex of heart in the contractile fn. And the weakness of muscles could be from congenital weakness, poor blood supply from narrowed coronary vs. Without a heart attack/ silent heart attack/a obviously diagnosed heart attack, some infiltrative diseases- amyloidosis.Get a cardiolo. Opin. ...Read more

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LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this cause for concern?

LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this cause for concern?

Maybe...: If your having chest pain (particularly with exertion) the apical and anterior hypokinesis could be something that needs to be looked into further. It could represent a potential stenosis of the left anterior descending artery. ...Read more

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EF 60%, LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this concerning?

EF 60%, LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this concerning?

2 things: 1. A relatively normal EF bit with possibly some focal hypokinesis may suggest ischemic heart disease. 2. The other reported findings on your heart valves are pretty benign. ...Read more

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What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis or hypokinesia?

What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis or hypokinesia?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

Decreased movement: The inferior and basilar part of the left ventricle show decreased movement. Hypo (decreased) kinesis (motility). Usually because of compromised blood supply to that part of the heart because the local coronary has a critical stenosis or there was an infarct because the coronary feeding that area closed or is severely blocked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypokinesis?

Wall motion abnormal: 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. Cad, viral dz -exampl. ...Read more

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What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

Heart movement: One thing cardiologist look on a 2d echocardiogram is the heart movement. When there is an infarct or an area of the heart not receiving enough blood, the movement is slower that the rest. Hypokinesis means that: decreased movement, in this case of the inferior wall. ...Read more

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How do you treat mild septal hypokinesis?

May not: Require therapy. This just means the wall of the heart between the pumping chambers may not be functioning perfectly. If the rest of the heart is ok probably not a concern. ...Read more

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Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

It can be: Depends on location and overall involvement of the heart muscle as determined by an echocardiogram. It is not dangerous if associated with a conduction abnormality (bundle branch block) for example or a normal ejection fraction. ...Read more

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What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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What does global hypokinesis at the septum and apex mean?

What does global hypokinesis at the septum and apex mean?

Reduced function: It means that the part of your heart supplied by the left anterior descending coronary artery is functioning at reduced efficiency. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

Is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

NO: That's not normal but often resolves over time - I assume you're on medical treatment and have been evaluated. Mild forms of dilated cardiomyopathy are often transient. You should be under the care of a cardiologist and have your test (echo, I assume) repeated in 6 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

Severe heart failure: There is no cure for severe heart failure except a transplant. There are temporizing medications that can alleviate the some of the work the heart has to do, but it is not going to make the heart regain function. ...Read more

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How could we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

How could we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

No cure: Treatment will depend on cause. A search for reversible causes should be undertaken. The pt should be assessed for hibernating myocardium, hemochromatosis, severe hypertension, and toxins. A betablocker like carvedilol and an ACE-inhibitor should be administered. Digoxin may also be beneficial. If LBBB is present, resynchronization should be done. Advanced directives should be considered. ...Read more