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I am a 54-year-old female that just had an echo and was told that the results were barely normal. What does that mean?

I am a 54-year-old female that just had an echo and was told that the results were barely normal. What does that mean?

Well that is a great: Get a copy of the report and the we can see. Such an answer makes no sense. Tell your doctor you want your report ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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What does it mean to have flattened t waves on EKG with normal echo?

What does it mean to have flattened t waves on EKG with normal echo?

Ecg: Flattened t waves are a nonspecific finding. It the echo is normal wouldn't worry about the ECG tho could check electrolytes if curious. ...Read more

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My recent echo showed mild regurgitation with normal valves what does this mean?

My recent echo showed mild regurgitation with normal valves what does this mean?

Benign: Likely a benign finding. Some degree (usually trace) regurgitation is normal across most cardiac valves except the aortic valve. ...Read more

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What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?

What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?

Endometrial contents: This means that the sonogram detected something inside of the cavity but that they were unable to determine exactly what it was. This is typically followed up with an endometrial biopsy and some method to evaluate the cavity. The two most common approaches are a sonohystogram or a hysteroscopy ...Read more

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"Noninvasive hemodynamic assessment is consistent with normal PASP, a nomal CVP,a likely normal LVEDP."What above CVP and LVEDP on echo stand and mean?

"Noninvasive hemodynamic assessment is consistent with normal PASP, a nomal CVP,a likely normal LVEDP."What above CVP and LVEDP on echo stand and mean?

PASP= Pulmonary: Artery Systolic Pressure. CVP = Central Venous Pressure. LVEDP = Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure. Testing (assessment) most likely with ECHO and Soundwaves (Doppler) (therefore noninvasive) are able to infer the pressures inside the heart (hemodynamics). They apparently were all NORMAL. ...Read more

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MV structure appears normal with long mobile anterior leaflet which flattens Slightly in systole. Got told my echo was normal but what does this mean? Why would it say normal if this comment was made? Surely this is abnormal? Do I have valve disease?

If you took a: Picture of a bridge and there were pedestrians crossing it you would say it is normal. If there were no pedestrians crossing it you would also say it is normal. You would describe the bridge and presence or absence of pedestrians either way. The echo interpretation is being descriptive of a normal finding. It is not abnormal it just is the way it is. No valve disease. Normal for you. ...Read more

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USG Abdomen report says Normal sized kedneys with mild increase in parenchymal echos — Suggested RFT correlation. What does it mean?

USG Abdomen report says Normal sized kedneys with mild increase in parenchymal echos — Suggested RFT correlation.
What does it mean?

Usually benign: It shouldn't mean anything serious. RFT refers to checking a blood test for creatinine, if this value is normal then there is nothing to worry about. Parenchymal changes can be due to many normal causes or even from long-standing hypertension. ...Read more

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I had echo done. 25, I don't smoke/drink. I don't have high bp. Echo showed impaired lv relaxation. Everything else is normal. What could this mean?

I had echo done.  25, I don't smoke/drink. I don't have high bp. Echo showed impaired lv relaxation. Everything else is normal. What could this mean?

Diastolic dysfnc: "Diastolic dysfunction" means that the heart muscle relaxation phase is slow or stiff. This diagnosis is often made by echo (ultrasound), but the accuracy of the diagnosis is very dependent on the quality of the echo study and its interpretation. A cardiologist would want to know why you had an echo in the first place, and to consider the findings in context of the rest of your history. ...Read more

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Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg systolic BP 112 ... What does this mean be it bad?

Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg systolic BP 112 ... What does this mean be it bad?

Left-to-right shunt?: The assessment of right ventricular size by is not highly accurate. If the right ventricle truly is enlarged (better assessed by mri) the most likely cause is a left-to-right shunt. "Pre-tricuspid" left-to-right shunts cause rv enlargement. Possibilities include anomalous pulmonary vein connection or atrial septal defect. These are not always evaluated in an adult echo lab. ...Read more

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Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?

Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?

Ecg: Poor R wave progression doesn't necessarily mean anything. If your echo images are normal, that confirms the 'poor R wave progression' in your case isn't anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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What're signs PVCs are benign vs serious? No axcs to holter, echo, etc. ECG normal. If "gets worse w/ exercise" is a sign. What's "get worse" mean

What're signs PVCs are benign vs serious?  No axcs to holter, echo, etc.  ECG normal.  If "gets worse w/ exercise" is a sign. What's "get worse" mean

PVC's w/exercise bad: PVC, preventricular contractractions of the heart (often experienced as palpitations) are a sign of the heart being extra excitable. If exercise brings them on more, that can indicate impaired circulation to the heart muscle when there is more demand-can be a sign of blocked circulation or other issues with the heart muscle. A stress test can give more info." Benign" pvc's often go away w/ exercise ...Read more

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I had a surface echo on my heart and my global strain analysis is 19% is that normal? And what does that really mean?

I had a surface echo on my heart and my global strain analysis is 19% is that normal? And what does that really mean?

Sounds little low.: Typically, normal global strain 21-30s in labs I know. But each lab or each machine are different. You need to ask the lab you had procedure, what their normal is. We see lower strain in pts with low ef, HTN left ventriculat hypertrophy etc. Can improve if BP or ef gets better. Rec to check with interpreting cardiologist for their normal values. ...Read more

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Normal Echo, but what does this mean, the aortic valve showed sclerodegenerative changes, the mitral valve sclerodegenerative changes?

Aging: Like everything in your body — your heart also ages and the valves tend to thicken and sclerose. Early sclerosis correlates with early heart attacks. To prevent worsening and early degeneration — don't smoke, control BP, eat healthy, keep your cholesterol down. ...Read more

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My doctor said I had some increased echo texture on both of my kidneys. The blood work shows they are working normal what does this mean?

My doctor said I had some increased echo texture on both of my kidneys. The blood work shows they are working normal what does this mean?

Echotexture: This is a very subjective and can be both an instrument and tech dependent thing but should be followed up. Your blood work would not change for the worse until the reserve function ran dry. ...Read more

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Echo & EKG normal just showing some extra beats/pvc's- if those tests are normal does this mean symptoms of skipping beats I feel are harmless?

Echo & EKG normal just showing some extra beats/pvc's- if those tests are normal does this mean symptoms of skipping beats I feel are harmless?

Not necessarily : Ecg is notoriously inaccurate, especially in the detection of ischemic heart disease. You should find a physician who offers multifunction cardiogram in his office. It is the most accurate in the detection of ischemia in women! Please go find one, and it may save your life! http://en. M. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?

Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?

Probably normal: The ECG is accurate about 70-80% of the time in diagnosing cad. Adding stress echo or nuclear imaging improves accuracy to above 90% when patient reaches his or her target rate. ...Read more

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What does it mean when PACS are worse with walking? Normal ECG, echo stress, only PACS on holter. Dr said benign

What does it mean when PACS are worse with walking? Normal ECG, echo stress, only PACS on holter. Dr said benign

Adrenaline : Probably just means the irritability is catecholeamine sensitive meaning more sensitive when adrenaline levels are higher such as when walking, etc ...Read more

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Had a normal echo, normal EKG and a normal heart monitor what does that mean?

Had a normal echo, normal EKG and a normal heart monitor what does that mean?

Not necessarily norm: Ecg is notoriously inaccurate, especially in the detection of ischemic heart disease. You should find a physician who offers multifunction cardiogram in his office. It is the most accurate in the detection of ischemia in women! Please go find one, and it may save your life! http://en. M. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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What does parenchymal echotexture mid line echo seen in uterus means?? Is it normal??

What does parenchymal echotexture mid line echo seen in uterus means?? Is it normal??

Yes: The description you provided doesn't sound abnormal. It's an ultrasound description but doesn't specifically indicate any abnormality. ...Read more

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What does it mean when echo show normal LV, RV with hyperdynamic systolic function, mildly dilated LA with pulm HTN 42mmHg/LA Diam4.0cm, RA pressure 5?

What does it mean when echo show normal LV, RV with hyperdynamic systolic function, mildly dilated LA with pulm HTN 42mmHg/LA Diam4.0cm, RA pressure 5?

Complicated question: The answer depends on the symptoms that the patient is experiencing, their medical history & condition (including knowledge of what medications the patient was taking), the RV systolic pressure (RVSP), & the "working differential" diagnosis. Unfortunately, this isn't the best forum to discuss. Use HealthTap Prime or relay to Cardiologist. Echo alone cannot diagnose- must interpret in context. GL. ...Read more

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I had 2 normal ekg, normal echo and a good heart monitor results does that mean I am ok with my heart.

I had 2 normal ekg, normal echo and a good heart monitor results does that mean I am ok with my heart.

Yes: This is reassuring. The key is whether you had your symptoms when the monitor was in place. ...Read more

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What can an elevated d dimer mean when CT scan stress test and echo were all normal but I still feel ill and tired?

What can an elevated d dimer mean when CT scan stress test and echo were all normal but I still feel ill and tired?

Inflammation: D-dimer is more useful when negative, as a negative test more or fewer rules out thrombo-embolism. There are many causes for elevated d-dimer, including inflammation. ...Read more

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CRP levels high cholesterol high echo was normal. Do these results mean I have CAD? Especially the CRP levels? It runs in family my mom died of it.

CRP levels high cholesterol high echo was normal. Do these results mean I have CAD? Especially the CRP levels? It runs in family my mom died of it.

Risk factors: Risk factors mean that you have increased risk of developing the problem. They don't necessrily mean you have it at the time. It does mean you should work with your doctor to decrease your risk factors thru not smoking, diet, exercise, bp and blood sugar control also cholesterol control. ...Read more

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Can normal echo and ekg, & cardiologist saying everything is fine mean that my heart is ok even if still have palps sometimes? Anxiety? I'm 19 & scared

Can normal echo and ekg, & cardiologist saying everything is fine mean that my heart is ok even if still have palps sometimes? Anxiety? I'm 19 & scared

Some palpitations: Are normal. Everyone has some irregularity in their heart beat. Some people have more than others, and some people are more sensitive to this irregularity, noticing it and being bothered by it. It sounds as though you have had a very good evaluation and that your heart is probably fine. I suspect anxiety is the main issue. Work on stress reduction — meditation, exercise, yoga, etc... ...Read more