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Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
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In brief: Sounds pretty normal

Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about.
Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation? Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given? Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions. The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography.

In brief: Sounds pretty normal

Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about.
Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation? Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given? Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions. The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: OK, and...

Sounds pretty good to me.
Not quite sure what the dilation is from but that ef of 62% is stone cold normal. If you have normal valvular function, i'd not pay much attention to the lv dilation other than to follow it. As for the effusions, they are, as it says, trivial. Unless you have pulmonary hypertension, i'd probably just follow them. These are general comments only. Ask your md.

In brief: OK, and...

Sounds pretty good to me.
Not quite sure what the dilation is from but that ef of 62% is stone cold normal. If you have normal valvular function, i'd not pay much attention to the lv dilation other than to follow it. As for the effusions, they are, as it says, trivial. Unless you have pulmonary hypertension, i'd probably just follow them. These are general comments only. Ask your md.
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