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What does hypokinesia of intraventricular septum apical.Concentric remodeling of the left ventricle w/segmental wall motion abnormality mean?

What does hypokinesia of intraventricular septum apical.Concentric remodeling of the left ventricle w/segmental wall motion abnormality mean?

Consequences: Description is very typical reflection for consequences of long term uncontrolled high cholesterol and blood pressure. I also guess that you might have had heart attack in past. (silent infarct?).
Practically this mean that your heart is no longer as efficient pumping blood through your body as it used to be.
You definitely need to be under care and see your doctor regularly to avoid worsening. ...Read more

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Echocardiography report, left ventricle, prominent septal bulge 1.2cm without tract obstruction, also resting wall motion abnormalities were present, spectral doppler shows impaired lv diastolic filli?

Echocardiography report, left ventricle, prominent septal bulge 1.2cm without tract obstruction, also resting wall motion abnormalities were present, spectral doppler shows impaired lv diastolic filli?

Complicated : To understand a report one needs to talk with one's physician. Resting wall motion abnormalities means areas of the heart are damaged and not contracting or squeezing normally. That is the heart "walls" are not moving correctly. Sometimes this can cause the wall inside the heart that separates the right and left side to "bulge". Impaired filling means the heart does not "relax" normally. ...Read more

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Explain dilated left ventricle in reference to lvh. Can the ventricle walls increase exterior thickness out and interior thicknessin at the same time

LVH: Left ventricular hypertrophy refers to increased wall thickness. Left ventricular dilation refers to increased left ventricular cavity size. Many conditions are a combination of both, some are limited primarily to hypertrophy. ...Read more

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PET scan said: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

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

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PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

Ask your doc...: FDG-enhanced PET/CT is to show the unusual increase or decrease in glucose metabolism at certain areas of the body especially inside a mass - before or after drug treatment. Based on the features and distribution of FDG imaging enhancement as defined from experience, a diagnosis can be drawn; of course, biopsy is ultimate means for confirmation. So, ask doc - treating or radiologist timely. ...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 does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify?normal systolic function,EF 55-60%,wall thickness normal.mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify?normal systolic function,EF 55-60%,wall thickness normal.mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

Dilation: In the presence of mitral regurgitaton, a moderately dilated left ventricle with normal EF implies a significant volume of mitral regurgitation. This should be followed up by a cardiologist to determine if more attention is required at this point. ...Read more

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My mother in law went for the heart scan and diagnosed evidence of mildischaemia in the apex and distal inferolateral wall of the left ventricle ?

My mother in law went for the heart scan and diagnosed evidence of mildischaemia in the apex and distal inferolateral wall of the left ventricle ?

Bad circulation: Coronary arteries supply blood, and therefore oxygen, to every organ on the body. Coronary ischemia means low blood and oxygen to the heart, which can cause a heart attack. This is usually caused by cholesterol plaque blockage of the coronary arteries. The report says that your mother-in-law probably needs a procedure to open the vessels and restore circulation, like a stent or bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain me this term from heart echo report: only minimal, not fully anechoic separation behind the rear wall of the left ventricle. Is it ok?

Please explain me this term from heart echo report: only minimal, not fully anechoic separation behind the rear wall of the left ventricle. Is it ok?

Fluid in heart sac: The heart has a thin lining called pericardial sac. U'r finding usually indicates there is fluid between the space of the heart muscle and the sack called a pericardial effusion. It can cause chest discomfort or pain. Usually is followed closely by the heart doctor. Rarely needs to be drained-in emergency cases or other very special circumstances. ...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 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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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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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 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