Background - 48 y/o active male - just lost last 15 lbs to 180@ 5-9' / I am a rower - just started competing this year / I thought I was fit although when I exercise there are times I feel as though I should have more aerobic capacity / used to run distance in teens & early 20's & life took over & health moved away not smoking for 8 years now - reduced alcohol consumption & heading to overall better health - I thought until I was offed a series of ECHO tests -with these findings & I am planning on following up w/ cardiologist - but what does all this mean? AmI to be mildly concerned - sort of concerned or very concerned?? Thank you
Results - Echocardiogram Screening Findings:
Abnormal echocardiogram screening. Mildly dilated left atrium. Left ventricular mild concentric hypertrophy. Mildly dilated aortic root. Mild aortic valve regurgitation. Trace tricuspid valve regurgitation. Calculated ejection fraction of 64%.
Left Ventricle Mitral Valve
Internal dimension normal Regurgitation none
Wall thickness normal Structure normal
Global wall motion normal Aortic Valve
Hypertrophy concentric Regurgitation mild
Diastolic function normal Structure normal
ejection fraction 64%
Right Ventricle Regurgitation none
Internal dimension normal Structure normal
Left Atrium Tricuspid Valve
Internal dimension mildly dilated Regurgitation trace
Aortic Root mildly dilated
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