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Stress Test and Echo Resuts
I recently have been having some bradycardia issues.   My cardo order echo and stress test.   Not sure what these results mean.  Going to see him in a few days.   Just wonder what questions I should be asking and if I should be concerned.   I am a male 44 yrs old (218) and workout/cardio 5-6 times a week.

Echo
overall left ventricular systolic function is low-normal with an EF between 50-55%
Pseudonormal LV filling patter, consistent with elevated LA pressure
Grade @ Diastolic Dysfunction
Left Atrium is mildly dilated
Mild mitral regurgitation
Resting bradycadir (55-60 bpm)

Stress Test
myocardial perfusion imaging was abnormal. Negative for stress induced ischemia, basal inferior wall attenuaton artifiacts

Any thought or comments would be appricated
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11548417 tn?1480750569
What I understand from the reports is that there are different abnormalities found. None of them seem very serious but still.

imo less important:
Resting heart rate of 55-60 is officially bradycardia but nothing very extraordinary for a person doing 5x/week cardio.
Mild mitral regurgitation is normally nothing to worry about.

imo more important:
The diastolic dysfunction, pseudonormal LV filling pattern, low normal EF. They could be related to each other.
Abnormal myocardial perfusion found with stress test.


Questions that come into my mind:
-are the abnormalities related?
-what is the cause of the abnormalities?
-what is the abnormality in the myocardial perfusion?
-what can be done to improve heart health?

good luck
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