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The Cardiac Silhouette Is Borderline In Size
Is there a condition when the right side of ur heart is larger than the left assuming the heart is normal in thickness and there is abnormal septal m?
Not normal: It happens but it's not normal. A pressure or volume overload state in the pulmonary circuit or in the right heart structures can produce enlargement of the right ventricle, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, and abnormal septal motion. There is also an idiopathic condition that can do this. If your right heart is truly enlarged, you need a full cardio-pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more
What does "No evidence of acute aortic pathology noted in the thoracic aorta." means on cardiac mri for morphology? Is thoracic aorta normal in size?
Aorta MRI: It means no vascular injury is seen;it does not necessarily mean the aorta is normal ...Read more
Chest X-ray revealed "the aorta is unfolded and demonstrates atherosclerotic wall calcifications. The width of the cardiac contour is normal." ?
What is the range for normal pulmonary pressure in mmHg in echocardiography in healthy people? Not in catheterization, just echocardiography.
Pulmonary HTN: Elevated blood pressure in the right heart and lungs is common and results from many causes, including problems with the function of the left heart and problems with the lung's own blood vessels. Echocardiography can usually but not always make the diagnosis. An excellent review of this topic is in J Am Soc Echo 2013 by Bossone et al. ...Read more
Is an ejection fraction of 50-55% on 2D echo dangerous in a young person? The official report would state it is the lower limit of normal.
Likely not: It sounds like you're being evaluated for a possible heart condition. I would ask my primary care provider or cardiologist, whoever ordered the echo, why the EF is on the lower end. There are a number of reasons that are completely normal. It is always good to check and make sure if there are some modifiable things that can improve your cardiac function. ...Read more
I did an Abdominal Pelvic scan. The full result of the scan is that the uterus is normal in size and contour. It measures 4.42 cm in maximum AP diameter. The cavity is empty and endometrial echoplate preserved. There is a large cystic lesion behind the ur
Incomplete question: It may be better for you to post the question with an attachment of the report. There wasn't enough space for the whole report. ...Read more
There is reverse of redistribution in the mid to distal anteroapical wall which may represent ischemia, and left ventricular ejection fraction 60%, and fixed inferior wall defect What do they mean?
Concern: you appear to have a limitation of blood flow to the heart during the stress of the test that you had as well as the possibility of a previous heart attack but with still good heart pump function currently. Please see your cardiologist for follow up of the limitation of blood flow seen on the current test ...Read more
Just had MRI/MRCP says 0.4cm in caliber panc duct which is slightly more prominent in the interim. 1.7cm in maximal diameter? Meaning please
Pancreas : normal - The duct diameter is greatest at the head and neck region and is slightly narrower towards the body and tail. Its normal reported value ranges between 1-3.5 mm 5, 8: head: 3.5 mm body: 2.5 mm tail: 1.5 mm. Abnormal diameter means chronic or acute pancreatitis and rare papillary duct cancer.stop alcohol and smoking and recheck imaging x6 month ...Read more
Confused Doppler u/s of SMA: Based on the velocities pre and postprandial there is evidence of significant stenosis greater than 70% at the level of the SMA proximally. But CT shows SMA axis is patent??? How is that possible? Next step?
Evaluating SMA: CT scan great overall study and can reveal bowel wall thickening and causes of ischemia. Infectious or autoimmune colitis (Ulcerative colitis) can mimic mesenteric ischemia. Pre and postprandial doppler ultrasound are effective in evaluating mesenteric flow after a meal but studies show it is not good at detecting venous causes of obstruction. MRI and angiography likely next steps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The ascending thoracic aorta is mildly ectatic 3.7cm in diameter. The remaining visualized thoracic aorta is within normal limits. Is there any problem?
Not much reason : For concern on the data provided.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recent ultrasound says ivc remains prominent in size sometimes with cardiac decompensation what does this mean?
1.2 max: As measured at the very end of diastole it's 0.6 to 1.2 cm. ...Read more
My physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?
Yes: Enlargement of the right side of the heart is often due to abnormalities on the left side of the heart. Isolated enlargement of the right heart is uncommon and usually cause by a congenital heart disease such as a shunt, chronic lung disease , or high pressure in the lung circulation( pulmonary hypertension) the latter common in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri-cardiac morphology w/0 contrast and an mra -chest the report only mentions the aorta and its size. I have multi valve and function issues. Should the report discuss function, chamber sizes etc?
Pressures: Aorta : 120/80 pa: 25/12.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can the dimensions of the right venticular which is 2.8cm anx left atrium which is 4.0 be lowered or will they always be this size. I'm 5-5 weigh 157?
Dimensions: You need to talk to the doc that knows all your data. ...Read more
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
Is cardiomegaly the enlargement of the cardiac tissue or the dilation of the heart (increase in the volume/space)? confused
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- Mild enlargement of cardiac silhouette
- Large cardiac silhouette
- Enlarged cardiac silhouette
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- Mild prominence of cardiac silhouette
- Cardiac size mildly enlarged
- Cardiomediastinal silhouette
- Prominent cardiomediastinal silhouette
- Cardiac silhouette is grossly normal in size and configuration