Hi I am 25 year old female and I have recently been diagnosed with left ventricular non compaction cardiomyopathy, the following is my hospital discharge summary of tests performed and results etc would you please be able to tell me what it means in plain english?
Mps done showed inducible ischemia in distal antero-lateral wall.
Echocardiogram shows reduced left ventricle ejection fraction at 43%, holter shows frequent ventricular ectopics.
Has history of palpitations, chest pains and syncopeal episodes since childhood which are becoming worse and more frequent.
Investigations: Cardiac MRI shows left ventricular non compaction with mildly dialated left ventricle with normal ejection fraction
Exercise stress test showed ST depression inferolaterally
Transthoracic echocardiogram with contrast results:
1: mild impairment of LV systolic function.
2: LVEF of 48% using simpsons biplane method.
3: there is moderate localised trabeculation around the inferolateral and anterolateral walls ( with a lesser degree in the anterio wall ) in the mid and apical regions
4:The wall motion is abnormal in this region ( severe hypokenesis)
5: these reach the end systolic compacted:no compacted ratio of >2:1 for ventricular non-compaction
It appears that I am the second to review your question. I am uncertain of the medication that you were prescribed upon dismissal. What I read is that you have a heart condition that has been present for quite some time. It has worsened some but not enough to exact open heart surgery and though you have lost some of the left heart function your ability to sustain it seems to be present. Again CoQ10 and good diet will assist you.
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