Heart Disease Community
understanding echo results
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

understanding echo results

Was told my 14 yr old son's echocardiagram was normal but #1 finding reads there is a false tendon seen in the apex of the left ventricle. overall left ventricular  systolic function seems to be preserved estimated around 50%. in some views the septum appears to be hypokenetic.  also noted  acroos the tricuspid valve is trace to mild tricuspid regurgitation.  What does this mean?  
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
The EF is low normal.  Hypokenetic is a decrease in movement of the septum.  The septum is the wall that separates the left and right heart lower chambers (pumping) and the degree of a loss slightly impairs movement and slightly compromises cardiac output.

Mild tricuspid valve (opens during pumping phase and closes during filling) involves an insignificant backflow when the valve should be closed.  Almost always it is not of any concern and not uncommon..
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
MickDamphousse commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
1 hr ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Important Factors Typ...
8 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Valkry commented on Important Factors Typ...
20 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA