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help understanding echo

LVEDs = 5.6cm
LVEDs = 3.6 cm
LA = 4.0 cm
LVEF =65%
IVSd = 1.1
Pwd = 1.1
Ao = 3.1 cms (aortic root)

Bicuspid aortic valve with moderate stenosis (peak gradient 62/36mmHg)

Second Opinion:
Bicuspid aortic valve with moderate stenosis (peak gradient 50mmHg)

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Normal echo, your wall thickness is at the upper limits of normal. Are you a woman or man? Left atrium is also at the upper limits of normal. Do you do sports? Your ejection fraction is perfect. If youre a guy this echo is normal. If youre a girl the wall thickness is over the normal limit for girls which is 1.0 cm
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The echo shows that you have a bicuspid aortic valve.
This means that the valve consists of only two leaflets, where most people have a tricuspid (three leaflet) aortic valve.

In about one third of the people with bicuspid aortic valves, problems with it arise during life. I.e. the valve may become calcified leading to aortic stenosis, regurgitation etc.

Your valve shows moderate stenosis, meaning that it does not open very well.
You require yearly or half yearly monitoring of your heart by a cardiologist to check whether or not the stenosis progresses.
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