Echocardiogram abbreviations

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   Posted 7/11/2013 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All
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I have spent the last two days trying to decode an echo-cardiogram from 2009 when I was medevac'd to Germany short version is I was told I have left ventricle hypertrophy and leaky valves. Leave me short of breathe and passing out about 3-4 times a week. Needless to say I got medically retired in 2010.

anywho....Can anyone explain what the terms below mean and what the acronyms stand for?
or how they are calculated. My current cardiologist falls short when it comes to explaining things and leaves me more confused than when I started and back in 2009 I was not in good enough shape to take ANY of it in.

pericardial effusion

peak vs mean velocity

EDV(Tiech) what is Tiech

SV(MOD-sp4) what is MOD-sp4

MV mitrial valve??

MV P1/2t



LVLd ap4

max PG

mean PG

dec slope

dec time

SV(LVOT) SV? left ventricular outflow tract what is SV

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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/12/2013 4:26:43 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/12/2013 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry we are unable to accommodate you but we are peers and not physicians.  Perhaps if you know one or have a text book you could take a short course in cardiac interpretation.
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