Hi. My mom had a 2d echo last Monday and she told me about the impression found on the result. I am 2000 miles away from here I don't know what the result means. Can you please explain to me what does a Dilated left ventricle with segmental wall motion abnormality involving the mid to apical anterior walls associated with grade 2 diastolic dysfunction; coronary artery disease means. Thank you so much.
>>>>>Coronary artery disease indicates the arteries have narrowed, usually by plaque buildup, and that condition will overwork the heart with increased resistance and as a consequence the heart will remodel (increase in size).
The pumping chamber, left ventricle, has dilated to compensate for the additional stress and workload of the heart. Adding to the problem there is heart wall movement impairment (hypokinesis) that reduces the contractility of the heart's pumping ability.
Grade 2 diastolic dysfunction: That indicates there is some heart wall stiffness of the pumping chamber that doesn't relax sufficiently to fill adequately (varing degrees, some stiffness) with blood/oxygen prior to pumping.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.