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Question about Echocardiogram results

Hi all,

I have a question about my recent echocardiogram results. I'm still waiting for a call back from my Cardiologist, but thought I'd post here in the meantime. A brief history -- I've been suffering from High blood pressure, rapid heart beats, and palpitations for a while now -- over a year. So, my doctor decided to do some test, including a stress test that I will complete on the 29th. On Oct 16th, he sent me for a echo on my heart, can anyone tell me what this means?? Thanks! Michelle

Here are the results --

FINDINGS

Left Ventricle
Normal LV systolic function. Ejection fraction is 60 - 65%. Impaired
relaxation left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Moderately increased
septal
wall thickness. Moderately increased posterior wall thickness. Normal left
ventricular diastolic diameter.

Right Ventricle
Normal right ventricular systolic function. Normal sized right ventricle.

Left Atrium
Mildly increased left atrial diameter.

Right Atrium
The right atrium is normal in size.

Mitral Valve
Normal appearing mitral valve. No mitral stenosis. No mitral regurgitation.

Aortic Valve
Normal appearing aortic valve. No aortic stenosis. No aortic regurgitation.

Tricuspid Valve
Estimated RVSP is 41 mmHg. Normal appearing tricuspid valve. Trace tricuspid

regurgitation. No tricuspid valve stenosis.

Pulmonic Valve
Structurally normal pulmonic valve leaflets. No pulmonic stenosis. Trace
pulmonic regurgitation.

Pericardium
No pericardial effusion. No pleural effusion visualized.

Aorta
The aortic root is normal sized.

Great Vessels
Normal inferior vena cava (IVC). Normal main pulmonary artery.

CONCLUSIONS
Normal LV systolic function. Ejection fraction is 60 - 65%. Impaired
relaxation left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Moderately increased
septal
wall thickness. Moderately increased posterior wall thickness. Normal left
ventricular diastolic diameter.
Mildly increased left atrial diameter.
Estimated RVSP is 41 mmHg. Normal appearing tricuspid valve. Trace tricuspid

regurgitation. No tricuspid valve stenosis.
No pericardial effusion. No pleural effusion visualized.

Images
Scan on 10/16/2015 10:46 AM
Component Results
Component Your Value Standard Range
LV Ejection Fraction 2D Teich 61.0 %
Estimated LV Ejection Fraction Lower 60 unitless
Estimated LV Ejection Fraction Upper 65 unitless
General Information
Collected:
10/16/2015 10:14 AM
Resulted:
10/16/2015 2:17 PM

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2 Responses
976897 tn?1379171202
HI, it sounds like Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy to me. You can google this to obtain information on it. It is normally controlled very well with medications these days.
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Hi there. There are a lot of positives in the echo results. Overall it seems that there has been some wall thickening, which is often caused by high bp. If the bp is well controlled it can improve with time. The EF at about 60% is reassuring, thats normal. How is you sisters bp numbers on average?
What meds is she on?
What is her weight like?
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