With a lot of reserve I would say that the jet is a term that is used in TEE and TTE only. It indicates the flow (jet) of blood into a ventricle or atrium. It can be seen only with ultrasound doppler measurements. When they speak of a jet they often indicate the place of origin of the jet, the strength (or how far it reaches) and the direction.
Hope that helps you a little.
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i'm not sure if you can answer this but, is it possible for two of the same tests to have different findings by different doctors?
just had a tee done on tuesday, and they didn't see what the one in 2003 saw?? i am so frustrated that they cannot find my problem, and my symptoms are getting worse every day.
I guess, even if taken shortly after another, there are often slight differences between doppler reports. It depends a little on the experience of the examiner.
I am talking slight differences though.
In your case there is more than 10 years between the tests. A lot can change in that decade.
With a TEE, they should get a very good view of your heart. With your medical history, they for sure will have looked at those places that were an issue in 1966.
Increased recovery time from exercising can have many causes. Perhaps you should discuss with your GP what else might be a reason for it.
thank you for the reply. wouldn't the changes be for the worse, vs. getting better? I have a meeting with the cardiologist who did the tee soon, so hopefully he can explain why... also, what makes me very uncomfortable is that his written dx was so vague. here is an example, which is a far cry from the first TEE.
Mildly thickened pulmonic valve leaflets with mild-moderate pulmonic
regurgitation. No pulmonic stenosis.
Mildly dilated LA.
Normal left ventricular size. Normal left ventricular systolic function
with visually estimated ejection fraction of 60-65 %.
RA size - normal.
Normal right ventricle structure and function.
Pericardial effusion - none.
Dilated main pulmonary artery.
The ascending and descending aorta is normal in caliber and contour.
LA Dimension: 4.4 cm
EF Estimated: 65 %
Main PA: 3.5 cm"
On the first TEE the left and right atrium were at 4.8cm. Now its normal??