Here are the results from my recent Echo, I'm a 37 year old man with history of PAC's & Hypothyroidism. Everything loooks good but I see I'm a 10th of cm over normal on the IVS and Posterior Wall Thickness. Is this anything to be concerned about? All I read about now is HCM and how it goes undiagnosed.
Aortic Root Dimension (2.0 - 3.7cm) 3.1
Aortic Valve opening (1.5 - 2.6cm) 1.6
IVS Thickness (0.7 - 1.1cm) 1.2
Left Atrial Dimension (1.9 - 4.0cm) 3.0
LV Dimension, Diastolic (3.8 - 5.6cm) 4.4
Posterior Wall Thickness (0.7 - 1.1cm) 1.2
LV Dimension, Systolic (2.2 - 4.0cm) 3.0
Ejection Fraction (53 - 77%) 60%
Pericardial Effusion No
HCM is most often autosomal dominant (genetic, non-sex chromosome). These numbers look fine. Any mention of HCM in your family? If you had it there would be 50/50 chance that each sibling or your kids would have it. Ultrasound and EKG can help in the diagnosis. MRI is the best. Although often asymptomatic, symptoms may include chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, fainting. Do you experience any of this?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.