Heart Disease Community
Color Doppler Result Reading Conclusion
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Color Doppler Result Reading Conclusion

Would anyone mind explaining these results from my Doppler Conclusions;Mild Mitral and moderate triscupid regurgitation, Increase in aortic jet velocit = 3.7m/sec AVA = 0.9 cm2, mean gradient = 34, PAP=42mmHG.  Moderate aortic sentosis. ( mitral, aortic and triscupid regurgitation) moderate aortic stenosis.  Thank you for your help
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
976897_tn?1379171202
We have 4 valves in our hearts. These ensure blood has a direction, and the heart can sufficiently pump blood around the body. The left side of the heart contains the Mitral and Aortic valve. Your report shows Mild Mitral valve leakage (not a concern at the moment, but requires regular interval monitoring). Your Aortic valve is suffering stenosis, (moderate) which is likely to raise concerns with a cardiac surgeon. The leaflets (doors) of the valve will be rigid and likely not open/close properly. This is the exit of the blood from the heart to your body, to feed it with oxygen/nutrients etc.
The right side of your heart consists of the Tricuspid valve and the Pulmonary valve. There is no mention of your pulmonary valve, so this is ok. However, the tricuspid is also moderately leaking. These leakages will make the heart start to try and compensate, by thickening the cardiac muscle, and over time can cause heart failure.
I think your Cardiologist will be considering how much the leaks are affecting your heart and body. If he sees the muscle thickening, then I'm sure he will recommend surgery to rectify the valves. If he leaves you alone, with the muscle thickening, then the valves can be forced out of shape, making them much worse. If he decides to leave them, then I would hope he sees you at intervals of about 6 months, to make sure they are not getting any worse. The jump from moderate to severe has been known to be quite quick.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I am already suffering from high blood pressure. and am on High blood pressure meds.

Thank you  so very much for the info!
Blank
329165_tn?1412685860
Hi there cargo2011,

You can also read up on Barlow's Syndrome.  That is basically when the leaflets of the heartvalves become "floppy" and cause the blood to leak.  When more than 1 valve shows symptoms of leaks, then normally you would be diagnosed with Barlow's and that is a condition that can actually get better with age as your tissue stiffens with the aging process.

The stenosis of the Aortic valve is abnormal and needs to get attended to and checked out annually.

All the best,
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you, so very much.  I will be going in for a stress test in a month.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ger57 is alive Comment
57 mins ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
fessie1080 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
Dec 19
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Study finds laundry detergent pods,...
Dec 19 by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL