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Left Ventricle Ballerina Foot
I have mitral valve prolapse with trivial regurgition the left ventricle wall is shaped like a ballerina foot. How serious and may it stay benign?
Are ROUTINE findings in normal cardiac ultrasound studies
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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
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
Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more
Mid cavity: Mid cavity obliteration means that during contraction of the left ventricle the walls come together in the middle of the chamber before the blood has emptied from the bottom part of the chamber, this creates a stress upon the heart and can cause muscular and electrical heart problems. ...Read more
What to do if I have had ep study and echo done. Diagnosed with mid cavity obliteration left ventricle?
Obstruction: You should have a discussion with your cardiologist and get a clear understanding of what your problem is and what can be done to help you. The situation requires more space/time than is appropriate here ...Read more
Meaning of left ventricle is prominent with mild hypertrophy of interventricular septum and risk thereof.
Hypertrophic Heart: Hypertrophy means the walls of ventricle are enlarged and may be encroaching on the inside chamber of the ventricle. This can inhibit outflow of blood to the body, which can be serious. There is medication which can help this, and sometimes a cardiac procedure may be necessary. It is very important to maintain good follow up with your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have had ep study and echo done. Diagnosed with mid cavity obliteration left ventricle?
I have a 6 mo. Daughter who has ex vacuo hydrocephalus, her left ventricle mostly. What should I look out for on her?
I am suffering from mild concentric hypertropy of left ventricle. Is it cureble and reverseble. I have no other problem in my heart?
HTN: All that means is you have high blood pressure. Reduce salt ; fat intake, lose weight, stop smoking, and exercise daily. You may need blood pressure medicine. For your information in case your doctor in india tells you otherwise, the goal blood pressure is 130/80 with a range of 100-135/70-90. It should not be higher if you have no other problems with the heart. If told otherwise, find a new dr. ...Read more
Diagnosed with MVP and left ventricle enlarged in Poland but got echo in UK later and was told everything is fine and I don't have MVP?
Mitral Prolapse: Mitral Valve Prolapse means the valve buckles into the left atrium during closure. Echo (ultrasound of the heart) detects mild forms of MVP; the test depends on quality of the images, the criteria used by the MD, & even the status of the patient on that day, so reports may differ. Enlargement of the heart is usually significant. For review of your case consider an Inbox Consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more
PET scan said: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?
Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease? . What did your doctor tell you about the meaning of your PET scan report? FDG uptake is normal for the heart....lack of it might indicate a scar or damage to the heart muscle...but you do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?
Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more
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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Not necessarily: Much more important than the location is the frequency. Infrequent pvcs are common and rarely dangerous. Frequent pvcs have greater potential to cause serious rhythm disturbances, regardless of the ventricle of origin. Locating the origin is important mainly in deciding if there is a single focus, and for cardiologists who are considering (relatively rare) ablation (destruction) of such a focus. ...Read more
1.2 max: As measured at the very end of diastole it's 0.6 to 1.2 cm. ...Read more
Certainly: Associated but the better question to ask unless you know is why do you have an enlarged left ventricle. Hope you have seen or are planning to see your cardiologist. ...Read more
Serious: Depending on the type and severity of the condition. The heart can be dilated or can be hypertrophic. Dilated heart can have a systolic dysfunction that can be idiopathic, ischemic, drug related etc. Diastolic dysfunction that can be from severe chronic hypertension, aortic valve stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Treatment can be different. 2d echocardiogram for diagnosis. ...Read more
Aortic valve: If there isn't a valve to keep the blood from sloshing back into the left ventricle when the left ventricle relaxes, the systemic blood flow will be compromised and the left ventricle will be volume overloaded. This is what happens with severe major aortic valve insufficiency. ...Read more
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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My pumping chamber is at 45% and has only dropped 10% in the last 2 years. Can the left ventricle be replaced?
What is a "fixed photopenia in the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle" mean? I had a nuclear stress test done.
Not enough info: There's not enough information to comment. It can be a breast artifact. If there's no wall motion abnormality, it's very likely an artifact. ...Read more
Unfit. Male 22. Will excercise bike 20 minutes a day at 125bpm increase heart left ventricle and improve efficiency after 6 months?
Yes: This amount of activity will benefit you, given your doctor clears you (if you have any health current health issues). ...Read more
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