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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 http://goo. Gl/wXzTvs Cheers C!

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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I have chf, ef 19%, latest tests say I have Severe global hypokinesis, left ventricular is enlarged. Lg anteroseptal defect, reperfusion?

I have chf, ef 19%, latest tests say I have Severe global hypokinesis, left ventricular is enlarged. Lg anteroseptal defect, reperfusion?

Low ef: I need more info. Any history of heart attacks or cardiac interventions? Are you taking your meds and are you adherent to low salt diet? Sorry more info is needed..

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

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.

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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.

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My mother 64 yrs suffering from severe global lv hypokinesis with ef 20 what is her life expectancy.

My mother 64 yrs suffering from severe global lv hypokinesis with ef 20 what is her life expectancy.

Limited: If she is having symptoms despite optimized treatment interventions it sounds that her prognosis might be very poor (for example might qualify for hospice -> only her doctor can say). It also depends on current interventions, ask your mom's cardiologist for more information and if he/she doesn't feel terminal stage yet but still suffering from symptoms ask for a palliative medicine referral.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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

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My Echo showed borderline normal left ventricular with global hypokinesis what could possibly cause this. EF 50-55%?

My Echo showed borderline normal left ventricular with global hypokinesis what could possibly cause this. EF 50-55%?

Need risk review.: Hypokinesis means that the muscle mass in the heart is less active than expected. Now is it really an issue or is it just by chance. Low blood supply to heart can be one of the reason, besides this sometimes low metabolic states and depression can lead to hypokinesis. You need to see a cardiologist who will discuss your risk profile and then see what is the possibility and suggest further.

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What is global hypokinesis with septal akinesia?

What is global hypokinesis with septal akinesia?

Wall motion: General grade of wall motion abnormality: Normal>Hypokinetic>Akinetic>Dyskinetic>Aneurysmal Global hypokinesis is overall decreased cardiac function. With akinesis, the severity of injury results in the wall not moving at all. Dyskinetic motion suggests even worse function, and aneurysmal is complete loss of contractility. Myocardial infarct and heart failure are the most common settings

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Virus caused cardiomyopathy, global hypokinesis of LV. EF35-40%.Echo 4days later clear, EF57%. 12wk preg. Feel worse now then before. What's going on?

Virus caused cardiomyopathy, global hypokinesis of LV. EF35-40%.Echo 4days later clear, EF57%. 12wk preg. Feel worse now then before. What's going on?

Viral cardiomyopathy: Viral cardiomyopathy can get better then worse with reactivation of the virus, renewal of fever, etc. Plus pregnancy increases your blood volume and right now you might have a lower blood pressure as you near the 2nd trimester. You will likely need many echo's and you'll be at risk of A-fib, which will make your symptoms worsen rapidly. Probably a good idea to call your OB and cardiologist.

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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

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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

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.

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A recent heart study has revealed that I have mild global hypokinesis and moderate la dilation. Also hocm under stress. Could you explain this plz?

Thick left ventricle: You have thick left ventricular muscle. In hocm or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy you may develop some obstruction to blood flow to your aorta from the ventricle. You need to know whether you have a mitral valve leak. It can be easily with beta blockers.

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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!

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Heart experts - is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

Heart experts - is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

No: Hypokinesis simply means "hypo/too little--kinesis/movement" this is abnormal at any age. I don't know what "heart experts" have to do with it, although it is possible that heart muscle is involved. It is almost certainly due to biochemical/ electric changes in muscles or their nerve supply. You need medical advice if you have not already.