Avatar universal

What Does My Echocardiogram Report Mean?

Please help me understand this portion of my echocardiogram report.

Left Ventricle: The cavity size is normal. Wall thickness is normal. Systolic function is mildly to moderately reduced by the biplane method of disks. Th estimated ejection fraction is 39%. Regional wall motion abnormalities: Severe hypokinesis of the mid anteroseptal, basal-mid inferoseptal, and apical septal myocardium; moderate hypokinesis of the basal-mid anterior myocardium. Wall motion score: 1.35. Left ventricular diastolic function parameters are normal.

I'm a 34 yr. old male. My heart history includes three ablation procedures to ablate three different heart arrhythmias, including WPW, as well as open heart surgery to patch a hole between the left and right ventricles. All of these procedures took place when I was 18 years old, the time when these problems were discovered. Any help will be much appreciated, as my doctor was not helpful, and I don't know when I will get to see a cardiologist.
0 Responses

You are reading content posted in the Heart Disease Community

Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1538180937
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1506080564
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is a low-fat diet really that heart healthy after all? James D. Nicolantonio, PharmD, urges us to reconsider decades-long dietary guidelines.
Can depression and anxiety cause heart disease? Get the facts in this Missouri Medicine report.
Fish oil, folic acid, vitamin C. Find out if these supplements are heart-healthy or overhyped.
Learn what happens before, during and after a heart attack occurs.
What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil for heart health? Find out in this article from Missouri Medicine.
How to lower your heart attack risk.