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I need help understanding a 2D echocardiogram

I'm a 44 yr old female.  I needed an ekg for clearance for gastric bypass surgery.  There wasn't enough flow to the extremities on the ekg so an echo was ordered. There's a lot of normal findings on my echo report.  But there's some  findings that have me concerned. Mild increase in left ventricle wall thickness per gender, Mild mitral annular calcification present, trivial tricuspid regurgitation present and not well visualized pulmonic valve. What do these findings mean?
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The mild increase in the left ventricle wall means that your heart has to work harder than the average heart of your gender. Therefore the wall thickens. This often happens with high blood pressure.
Your mitral valve (between your left atrium and left ventricle shows some thickening around the annulus, your tricuspid valve (between right atrium and right ventricle leaks a little.
Both are mild and trivial, so there is not much to worry about.
Your pulmonic valve was hard to visualize. There bust have been more than usual amount of tissue between the probe and the valve. This often happens with people who are overweight.

So, all in all, there are some findings out of the normal range, but as far as I can see, they are not very serious. No need for concern.
Are you overweight and/or do you have high blood pressure?
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