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2d echo result

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.

Josejr
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>>>>>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.  

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Thank you for informative response.
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You are welcome.  Take care.
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