What is your respiration rate? how many times are you breathing per minute? If you saw a cardiologist, I suspect your respiration is normal ?
My respiratory rate is around 12 breaths per minute.
I know that is a normal respiratory rate, but still I am not able to breath like I used to. I think it might be due to anxiety or my sedentary lifestyle. What is ST-segment elevation?
It can mean a whole variety of things, depending on the complete ecg. It could be anything from normal/anxiety right through to a heart attack which you not suffering because they would have picked up on it.
As the echo was normal, I guess I do not have to worry about ST-segment elevation. Like you said, it could be due to anxiety.
Yes it could and perhaps your next task is to have a long chat with your Doctor to find out what's causing the anxiety. Just to warn you, most people with anxiety long term end up with heart disease. I would get it under control now.
Hi, based on my echo results is the thickness of my left ventricle normal?
Hi, on top I have listed the results of my echo test.
I realised that, but what I meant to say is it isn't included.
Today, I searched Google and came up with some normal values. My ejection fraction is 66%. My left ventricular inner dimension (LVID) is 26/40 mm which 2.6cm/4.0 cm. I think it is within normal limits. What concerns me is my interventricular septum (IVS) and posterior wall ratio which 1.5 cm/1.3 cm and 1.5 cm/1.0 cm. Now my worries have moved on from CHF to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is a genetic heart disorder. I do not get it why my doc said everything is normal even after my echo shows an IVS of 1.5 cm. Can you please explain to me more about HCM?
So you are now going to make your anxiety worse by looking at hcm? the figures you quote are expected by anxiety. I would seriously trust your cardiologist with so many years training and sort out your anxiety.
Yes, I think the best way to deal with this is trust my cardiologist and stop worrying too much. Thank you so much ed :)