Echo report - I need help understanding results

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   Posted 9/16/2012 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Here are my Echo report from December 2011. I would appreciate if somebody could explain the results in layman's terms. For example I would love to know how my heart is physically, where the changes are physically etc.

Here are the values: (can you tell me what the values for a "normal" heart should be)

Interpretation Summary
Biscupid AV, peak gradient 39mmHG.
Moderate eccentric jet of AR.
Borderline dilated LV, LVIDd 5.8cm
Good Systolic LV function. EF 55%.

MMMode/2D Measurements & Calculations
IVsd: 0.90cm
LVIDd: 5.8cm
LVIDs: 3.5cm
LVPWd: 1.0cm
FS: 39.4%
EDV(Teich): 166.4ml
ESV(Teich): 51.2ml
EF(Teich): 69.2%
LVOT diam: 2.4cm
LVOT area: 4.7cm2

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   Posted 9/17/2012 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Didn't your doctor go over it with you and explain it? Just wondering. Welcome to the forum. You will get some answers here I think.

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   Posted 9/17/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum. I noted that your echo report is from 2011 which was some time ago now.  In the forum we do not interpret test results as that is the duty of a medical professional and your Cardiologist should do this for you.  Please be your own best advocate and ask your Dr. to explain in layman's terminology exactly what these results mean and if needed the Dr. can even draw you a diagram on a white board or chalk board.
I can comment that according to the information I know that an EF or Ejection Fraction in the 55% - 70% is in normal range and if your number if correct as you posted it here  appears to fall with in normal range. Again do talk with the cardiologist as I am not a physician.
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