I recently underwent a 2d and Doppler Echocardiogram, and received the following report.
Quality - Study was technically adequate, however with poor subcostal views.
Left Ventricle - Pattern indicates impaired relaxation
Aortic Valve - possibly bicuspid, with doming noted.
Mitral Valve - Trace/mild (physiologic) regurgitation
Tricuspid valve - Trace tricuspid regurgitation present
Pulmonic Valve - appears structurally normal, physiologic degree of pulmonic regurgitation
All other parts of the test appear normal.
My question!, is it normal to have 3 out of the 4 valves to have regurgitation?
I was told I needed a valve replacement, before the test, because of severe shortness of breath and very little energy. I take all sorts of medication for these problems, but I still have the problems
After the test I was told I did not need surgery but they will do another echo every year or so.
I also have angina, on exertion, but not severe enough to fix.