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Daniel2807
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   Posted 12/6/2015 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm daniel and a big hello to everyone!!

I recently got my echocardiogram report which I had done in October.Be great if somebody can go through it and tell me what's going on.Detection of MR & TR is concerning me.Is this dangerous? It's causing me great anxiety.

LEFT VENTRICLE. E:A 1.76. E/E averaged at 5.O4
LV Size Normal
LV Myocardium. Normal
LV Performance Normal (>60%)
LVDd. 4.7cm
LVDs. 2.8cm
LVSd. 1.0cm
LVPWd. O.5cm

AORTIC VALVE
Appearance. Normal
Max Vel. 1.0m/s
Peak Grad. 5mmHg

MITRAL VALVE
Appearance. Normal
Regurgitation. Mild

RIGHT HEART
Ventricle Size Normal TAPSE 2.4cm
Atrium Size. Normal

LEFT ATRIUM
LA 3.4cm
Size. Normal

TRICUSPID VALVE
Appearance. Normal
Regurgitation. Minimal

AORTA
Aortic Annulus 2.3cm
Sinus of Valsalva 3.4cm
Ascending Aorta. 3.4cm
Desc Ao Vel. 1.1m/s

PULMONARY VALVE.
Appearance. Normal
Peak Vel. 0.8m/s

SUMMARY/CONCLUSION

ECG- Sinus Bradycardia with sinus arrhythmia.

LV cavity size and wall thickness are normal. Good LV systolic function. LA is normal size. AV is is thin and mobile. 3 cusps imaged. Aortic measurements obtained are normal.
MV is thin and mobile. A trace of MR detected.
Right heart is normal size with good RV function.
TV is thin and mobile. A trace of TR detected.
PV flow velocity is normal. IVC not imaged.

Post Edited (Daniel2807) : 12/6/2015 3:14:10 PM (GMT-7)


skell006
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   Posted 12/6/2015 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Totally normal heart. Everyone has trace amounts of regurge in their heart valves. It's when the regurge becomes mod-sev that you should be concerned. You shouldn't loose any sleep over these results. (I do echocardiograms a for a living)

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   Posted 12/7/2015 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
cheers skell. yeah, all good Daniel. welcome. de-stress. I am due for my trans thoracic next month.
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Daniel2807
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   Posted 12/7/2015 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been told TR & MR get worse over time and eventually cause heart failure and my anxiety levels are going through the roof,I'm constantly checking my BP (30-40 times a day) sometimes it's very low 80s over 40s. I'm totally aware of my heart beating and the slightest change has me panicking,I can't stop thinking I'm going to suffer cardiac arrest,I'm also struggling to sleep because I can feel my heart slow down considerably,top end of 40s low 50s and I keep jolting up whenever I begin to nod off and end up having mild panic attacks..

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   Posted 12/7/2015 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
dan, anxiety leads to panic, and the ticker always seems to cop it. it works faster as we are pushing stacks of adrenalin. it is a vicious cycle, got to break it. coping skills really help, breathing exercises are real good, simple large gut breath, hold and release very slow. ice in hands for 30 seconds is good for panic attacks. check out the panic anxiety forum as well, good info there. listen to your cardiologist, not others, the net and for pete's sake, never dr. google!!! you will dx yourself with everything.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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skell006
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   Posted 12/8/2015 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Dan how old are you? Do you smoke, eat fatty or high sodium foods, do you have a history of heart disease in the family?
 
TR and MR can get worse with time. Or it may never change with time.

As for your heart rate, that is pretty slow. But if its normal for you then I wouldnt worry. Sometimes athletes have slow heart rates like that. We call it "athletes heart". Its totally normal. If your cardiologist is concerned with the heart rate then he can referral you to a electrophysiologist. Otherwise stop panicing. Enjoy life.


Daniel2807
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   Posted 12/8/2015 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 28 there's no first degree family heart problems,I don't play any sports like football/soccer or rugby etc i dont/never have smoked,I drink alcohol in moderation no more than 5 normal sized bottles of lager a week I don't have fizzy drinks or tea/coffee I only drink decaf green tea/herbal.I don't eat meat or dairy products,I become vegetarian a couple years back.I go for long walks with my dog daily for at least an hour,I'm very conscious of my health and I'm always worrying and getting stressed out easily.Over the past 3 months I've called out 7 or 8 ambulances and I know I shouldn't I hate myself for doing it but at the time I thought i was going to die and I couldn't cope with it, there was all sorts of symptoms coming on at once like tachycardia,palpitations,sob,feeling faint etc and physiological symptoms like "impending doom" and everything around me felt like it was closing in on me and I was experiencing this every night it was horrible,and over that time period I've had numerous test done I've had 6 blood tests including 2 cardiac enzyme tests all of them were normal,about 15 + ecgs (1 shown a tiny curve in my R-Wave and another shown elevated T-Wave and 2 more shown sinus bradycardia,doctors don't seemed concerned about these) other than that they've all been normal,3 chest x-rays which again were normal and this echocardiogram which I'm starting to accept as normal and I'm having a 24h heart trace later this month and I'm seeing a cardiologist on the 4th of feb..I had a 24h heart trace in 2011 which recorded 968 bradycardic beats (37 the lowest) which was probably during sleep but a doctor told me it's still to low even when asleep and 6 SVEs.

Post Edited (Daniel2807) : 12/8/2015 6:47:33 PM (GMT-7)


wardtholsey951
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   Posted 12/25/2015 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds mainly like anxieties and stress. The terrible symptoms it can rage on our bodies is incredible.

I have suffered from intense anxieties for years, and I'd been in and out of ED rooms about 20x plus a year. Finally, after years of therapy, I've used coping skills to deal with my anxieties. And thankful that I have learned them.

Cause now that real health issues are affecting me, I can use my coping skills to keep the anxieties and stress down, to keep it from getting worse.

Pratoman
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   Posted 12/26/2015 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Daniel, this is classic anxiety. You are 28 years old and live a healthy lifestyle. Even if you have a genetic predisposition to heart disease (i'm not saying that you do) its highly unlikely that you would have heart disease at your age.
I'm not a doctor, just a guy on the internet, so dont take this as medical advice.

When i was your age, a little older actually, early 30's, i had similar feelings. I was getting irregular heartbeats, sometimes my heart felt like it was going to explode out of my chest. I would get naseau violent vomiting, cold sweats and just a feeling of general anxiety, like the world was closing in on me. I saw multiple Drs and all concluded it was psychosomatic. My mom had died just about 6 months prior to the beginning of this, and i think it had a lot to do with it.

Anyway, i sought out a good Psychologist, and saw him for about a year. It helped me get things under control. I still have a little more anxiety than i'd like when it comes to my health, but its more or less under control.

I would strongly urge you, assuming your tests show nothing alarming, to see a psychologist or psychiatrist. It doesn't mean your nuts. There is just likely some underlying thing on your mind that is causing this anxiety, and getting to the bottom of it, and understanding it would help you immensely. I hope you are still here and reading this thread.

Your anxiety over your health is interfering with your quality of life. This is no way for a 28 year old to live, its important for you to do something about it. You've got a whole life ahead of you, and you are in your prime. You should be enjoying and savoring every moment, not spending it worrying that you are going to drop dead every minute.

I truly hope you think long and hard about this and take proactive measures to address your issue.
Good luck.
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BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by Dr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margins, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, 4/15 <.02 7/15 <.02, 10/15 0.00 (new lab)
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Daniel2807
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   Posted 12/30/2015 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies,truly appreciate it! I started a months course of diazapam at 2mg last tuesday I take one every 2 days and I'm on the waiting list for some CBT,I do feel calmer and not as concious about my health since I started them,I've noticed I'm not monitoring my BP & pulse as much and I'm sleeping abit better. I just had holter monitor removed this morning so should get results to that in a week or 2 and hopefully that comes back all fine.

Pratoman
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   Posted 12/30/2015 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck.
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by Dr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margins, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, 4/15 <.02 7/15 <.02, 10/15 0.00 (new lab)
My Story: tinyurl.com/oo9x4aq
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