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What Is Global Hypokinesia Septal Akinesia
Heart: These are words used to describe the motion of the heart when it is looked at under ultrasound. Global hypokinesia means the entire heart is not moving as much as it should when it beats. Septal akinesia means that the wall ofheart muscle that divides the chamber is not moving at all. This usually comes from a previous heart attack. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Heart attack?: Abnormal wall motion suggests that a heart attack took place. That may be confirmed with a nuclear stress test or a cardiac catheterization. Afterwards, medications are used to prevent more damage from taking place. Damage if untreated may cause progressive weakening of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please repost: Please repost and explain what you mean by akinesia. Akinesia usually occurs as result of any neurological condition that reduces movement of the body or a body part despite normal strength and sensation. It's a sign, not a diagnosis. You need to add lots of information to your post. It cannot be answered at all as it is. ...Read more
My echocardiogram showed reduced basal septum contraction and basal inferior akinesia does this indicated cardiomyopathy? Normal EF.
Echocardiogram: If you are a 23y/o male and without symptoms and your echo shows what you indicate, I'd get a second opinion first before assuming the abnormalities are real. Those are the type of findings if real that suggest either ischemic heart disease or other form of cardiomyopathy. That area of the heart however is difficult to interpret and perhaps the reading is debatable. ...Read more
Echo:basal septum contraction and basal inferior akinesia does this indicated myopathy? If so witch one and why? heart contraction feels differerent.
Complex question: The changes on echo you describe are complex, and sound more like the changes one would expect in coronary artery disease, which would be very unusual in a woman your age. See the doctor who ordered the echo. And if need be a cardiologist, which will likely be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
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