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Echo Findings--Please Help

Can someone please help me figure out what these findings from an echocardiogram mean? Reason it was done was because of a new stage 1 murmur heard by the doctor. No other symptoms. Elderly female.
Any information would be appreciated! Thanks!

Normal left and right ventricular ejection fraction 61%
Trace mitral regurgitation
Trace tricuspid regurgitation
Trace aorta insufficiency
Moderate pulmonary hypertension
Right ventricular systolic pressure 49mmHG
No clot mass or pericardial effusion
Aortic valve area normal 2.79cm
Mitral valve area normal 3.66cm
Aortic root valve normal
Pulmonic valve normal
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I'm not a doctor.  That said:

Normal left and right ventricular ejection fraction 61%
(Your ejection fraction is excellent)

Trace mitral regurgitation
(This is usually nothing at all)

Trace tricuspid regurgitation
(Also usually nothing at all)

Trace aorta insufficiency
(This needs watched, but doesn't sound extremely worrisome now.)

Moderate pulmonary hypertension
(This usually means the vessels in the lungs are constricting and it is harder for the heart to pump blood into the lungs, increasing the heart's workload and pressure within the vessels in the lungs.  Since the right side of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs, it accounts for the next finding on your echo report, the increase in right systolic pressure.  Since the ejection fraction is normal, the cause is less likely heart related and more likely lung related.  Lung diseases like COPD and others can lead to pulmonary hypertension.  This doesn't necessarily mean it's the case, but if there is a history of lung problems, the finding isn't surprising.)

Right ventricular systolic pressure 49mmHG
(This is high, normal is 15-25 mmHG)  

No clot mass or pericardial effusion
(This is good news)

Aortic valve area normal 2.79cm
(More good news)

Mitral valve area normal 3.66cm
(More good news)

Aortic root valve normal
(Yet more good news)

Pulmonic valve normal
(Also reassuring.)

It's a really good idea to control all risk factors and carefully monitor some of the findings.  Keeping appointments and following medical advice is vital in preventing these conditions from worsening and causing other more serious problems.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you so much...you have been very helpful!
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