Posted 3/17/2015 3:54 AM (GMT -6)
Hi, I am a 26-year-old male, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 82 kg. For the past two months I have been experiencing shortness of breath. I used to smoke, but quit about 6 months ago. One month ago I consulted a cardiologist regarding this and had an ECG, Echo, and blood work.
Medical history: Intestinal obstruction surgery in 2008
1. Suspected left ventricular hypertrophy.
2. ST- segment elevation (anterior)
As the ECG was abnormal the doctor did an echo and the findings were normal.
AO systolic> 1.30M/sec
Mitral E/A 0.78/0.88 M/sec
Blood Work: Normal thyroid function and lipid profile.
The cardiologist told me everything is normal, but still I am experiencing shortness of breath even at rest so I would like to clear these doubts:
1. Is the thickness of my left ventricle normal?
2. The ECG showed ST-segment elevation. Based on echo results does it mean that I still have an elevated ST-segment. If yes, then should I be concerned about it?
3. These tests were done a month ago, apart from shortness of breath I do not have any symptoms of CHF so I would like to know can CHF occur suddenly? It would be greatly appreciated if you will clear these doubts of mine. Thank you so much.