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What does it mean when the report says Diated left & righ ventricle with associated large stroke volumes and preserved systolic function?

What does it mean when the report says Diated left & righ ventricle with associated large stroke volumes and preserved systolic function?

It means you have: An enlarged heart but the muscle itself is pumping normally. You should discuss this with your health care provider who has all of your health information and can advise you more specifically. Read more

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Normal lv size with hypokinesis of the basal segments of anterior, inferior and inferior septum, otherwise preserved global systolic function & ef 56?

Normal lv size with hypokinesis of the basal segments of anterior, inferior and inferior septum, otherwise preserved global systolic function & ef 56?

Echocardiagram: Your doctor needs to discuss the results of this test with you, in light of known disease, age, and other factors.
The term "hypokinesis" is indicative of deficient muscle contraction, causing less than optimal pumping action of the heart muscle. This may be due to neuro and/or vascular deficiencies. Talk to your doctor. Read more

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Result of Angiography: three vessel coronary artery desease. Preserved LV systolic function. What is best FOR MEAngioplasty or bypass operation?

Result of Angiography: three vessel coronary artery desease. Preserved LV systolic function. What is best FOR MEAngioplasty or bypass operation?

Depends: If you're diabetic, CABG has better outcomes. If your LEFT MAIN coronary artery has >50% blockage, CABG has better outcomes. Aside from those 2 points, it depends on the skill of the team you have. If they do a lot of angioplasty, that would be preferred. If they don't but their surgical team is first rate, then that would be preferred. Read more

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I was diagnosed with bilateral atrial enlargement and preserved left ventrical systolic function on my recent echocardiogram. What does all this mean?

I was diagnosed with bilateral atrial enlargement and preserved left ventrical systolic function on my recent echocardiogram. What does all this mean?

Biatrial enlargement: Is an increase in the size of both the upper two chambers of the heart--the right and left atria. The preserved left ventricular systolic function means the heart muscle itself is pumping normally. Atrial enlargement can be due to a problem with the heart valves, or chronic lung disease on the right, systemic hypertension on the left. It requires an expert cardiology evaluation to clarify. Read more

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What does systolic function preserved with an ef of 60% mean...Please?!

What does systolic function preserved with an ef of 60% mean...Please?!

That is normal: Normal ef, ejection fraction, is when 50-55% or more of the blood in the left ventricle, the chamber that pumps the blood throughout the body (the right ventricle pumps the blood through the lungs), is ejected with each heart beat. This occurs during systole. There still may be dysfunction during diastole when the ventricles are filling with blood. Read more

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What does mild LVH mean? & what does very dynamic systolic function mean? On copy of my medical record.

What does mild LVH mean? & what does very dynamic systolic function mean? On copy of my medical record.

Thickened heart: LVH stands for left ventricular hypertrophy. The LV is thicker than normal. Most common reason is high blood pressure. There r other possible reasons ie diabetes, heart valve problems, genetic heart disease. The hyperdynamic term means the contraction is more vigorous than normal owing to the thickness. I suggest a consultation with a cardiologist for further eval/treatment Read more

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On ECHO Right Ventricle was 'Normal in size, normal in systolic function. However I noticed it said Rvidd 3.0 with a range of (.7-2.5 cm) but normal?

On ECHO Right Ventricle was 'Normal in size, normal in systolic function. However I noticed it said Rvidd 3.0 with a range of (.7-2.5 cm) but normal?

Likely normal: Most echo reports have a measurement section and a decriptive section. Your report indicates a discrepancy between the two. Typically the echo reader will put in a summary - if that indicates RV as normal you do not have to worry. The measurements have an inherent error and the reader usually will correct for it Read more

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Stress Echo-What does decreased left ventricular volume and hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function mean?

Stress Echo-What does decreased left ventricular volume and hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function mean?

Normal response: If you mean stress echo showed hyper dynamic LV function and smaller LV volume after exercise, that is a normal hemodynamic response to increased work, i.e. Exercise. Read more

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My echo shows a posterior wall and septal thickness of 1.3 cm each. It indicates mild concentric LVH with normal systolic function. Should I worry?

My echo shows a posterior wall and septal thickness of 1.3 cm each. It indicates mild concentric LVH with normal systolic function. Should I worry?

Some concern: Concentric hypertrophy of the left ventricle can be due to elevated blood pressure or valvular heart problems although your echocardiogram apparently doesn't demonstrate any valvular abnormality. Your findings are only mildly abnormal and a cardiologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you in order to prevent future cardiac problems. Read more

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Kindly enlighten me on my 2D result stating of an Interventricular septal hypertrophy with good systolic function and signs of impaired relaxation. Do?

Kindly enlighten me on my 2D result stating of an Interventricular septal hypertrophy with good systolic function and signs of impaired relaxation. Do?

Could be from HCM: This combination is usually from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy especially if accompanied by shortness of breath with exertion, or discomfort in the chest with activity. It is important to be sure that septal thickness if greater than the thickness of the remainder of the heart muscle. It is important to be sure that the echocardiogram was adequate technical quality to make thee measurments Read more

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I have non-dilated left ventricule with good biventricular systolic function. What does this mean and did I inherit it? I also have bradycardia.

I have non-dilated left ventricule with good biventricular systolic function. What does this mean and did I inherit it? I also have bradycardia.

Normal: A non-dilated left ventricle would be a normal finding. That biventricular systolic function is good means it's normal as well (normal contractility). More information needed to answer what disease you are asking whether you inherited. Read more

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My echocardiogram show moderately reduced left ventricular systolic function with and estimated ejection fraction approximately 30-35 Explain please?

My echocardiogram show moderately reduced left ventricular systolic function with and estimated ejection fraction approximately 30-35 Explain please?

General definitions: Left ventricular systolic function is a measure of how well the lower left pumping section of the heart squeezes to send blood to the body. Ejection fraction (EF) is the % of blood that is pumped out with each heartbeat. A normal EF at rest usually ranges between 55& 70%. If the heart muscle has been damaged the ejection fraction may be lower. You should discuss results further with your doctor. Read more

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Echocardio results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Is this normal?

Echocardio results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Is this normal?

No.: This may be the result of longstanding hypertension. The doc who ordered your test should know more about how to interpret your results. Read more

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I have an asd, bp151/84 norm lv systolic function, mild mr, dilated rv, moderate tr, moderate pulmonic hypertension, dilated atria. The best solution?

I have an asd, bp151/84 norm lv systolic function, mild mr, dilated rv, moderate tr, moderate pulmonic hypertension, dilated atria. The best solution?

Fix the ASD: Long standing ASD causes right sided heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and left to right blood shunting. The best solution is to have the ASD repaired. You have all of the cardiac complications of an atrial septal defect. In order to prevent progression of heart disease you should have the ASD repaired. Over time your heart will fail and repair of the ASD may no longer be prudent.
Do it now. 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.

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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