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Echocardiogram Report

I am a 60 year old male who just had a ECG and have no idea if the report I just received is good or bad.  I belong to a HMO so the cardiologist says my primary Dr. must review the results with me, unfortunately she will not be available for 2 weeks.  First I would like to say that I am in excellent physical condition (I hope)  and have ran 20+ miles/wk for the last 30 years, at a quick pace.  I am 6'1" and weigh 155lbs with blood pressure around 124/68 (no medication), with a resting heart rate in the high fortys.  Can you please tell me what I should make of this ECG.  This is what it states:  "No pericardial effusion is present.  The aortic valve is trileaflet.  There is slight thickenng of the mitral valve wth borderline MVP and mild mitral regurgitation.  Mild left atrial enlargement is present.  LV dilatation is present with a normal EF of 80%.  There is decreased LV compliance."  If it helps, I also just had a cardiolite treadmill stress with the following findings:  "No stress induced defects noted on the stress images obtained.  The resting images demonstrate no perfusion abnormality.  No stress induced ichemia was present.  The left ventricle ejection fraction is 75%."  These were all test from a physical that I had been puting off for years.  Thanks.  Randy  
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randy  what was the reason   the DR. did a stress on you?
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Randy,
Your results are normal. There is really no borderline MVP. Either it crosses the plane of the mitral valve annulus or it doesnt. There may be flattening. Mild mitral regurgitation is normal and will never bother you until you die. These valves are made of tissue and with imaging nowadays 90% of the population you can find a leaky valve, *if you cant as the joke goes, you arent looking hard enough*

The other results are completely within normal limits as well. Meaning the plumbing of your heart is good. There is no inducible ischemia is a funny way of saying you are normal within the limits of the test.

From what you have stated, there is absolutely no red flags going off. Now, have people passed stress tests and had heart attacks, the answer is yes. So, they like to say, we did not induce a problem with exercise.
Its sorta a cover your arse type of business nowadays. But via the internet, your tests are what I'd like at your age, which is nothing
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Pointman - The stress test was part of a routine physical.  I guess because I hadn't had one in over 20+ years.  But, no idea why the cardiolite.  The ECG was because of something the Dr. saw in my EKG, I believe the enlarged LV.  He knows I'm a runner, so he thought it was probably a normal variant that you typically see in well conditioned athletes, but he wanted to be safe rather than sorry.  EchoJames - Thanks for the input.  It does make me a little less concerned.  I should now be able to wait for the Dr. to return without having a heart attack from the worry.  Now wouldn't that be an irony!  Thanks for your input.
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i had them done, u are looking good, dont worry....but clearly there is a reason why racing heart, mine started to. I formed high blood pressure with in 6 months of the racing heart. I am 34 i dont drink, but i am fat. anyway one thing it could be is SVT, but a treadmeal stress test usally shows this, if you had the type of stress test that they scanned ur heart right after u jumped off the tread meal ....this where they find SVT...
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