my 12 year old son fainted while riding his bike on saturday.. he had an echo done and the findings are:
1.there appears to be a left ventricular hypertrophy.
2.there was a left atrial dilation
3.there is a tendancy for prolapse of the anterior medial mitral valve leaflet.
4. the patient could be showing a tendency towards a cardiomyopathy.
5. this is my interpretation of the images i was able to view the rest of them keep freezing while trying to view.
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Without knowing your son’s height and weight, I cannot assess whether his echo-derived measurements are normal, or not. That said, these numbers are somewhat confusing in relation to the interpretation. The interventricular septum (IVS) measures 7 mm and the posterior wall (PW) measures 9 mm, both of which are likely normal in a 12-year old. Therefore, I’m not sure exactly what is going on here, since they are saying that there is left ventricular hypertrophy. This does not particularly sound like a cardiomyopathy. It sounds as if the echocardiogram was performed by an adult echocardiography laboratory, which is not where you want a 12-year old to have his study performed. At this point, I would just suggest that you not let him exercise until he is evaluated by the cardiologist. Hopefully, this will not be a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is what is potentially suggested.
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