Got some results, do you know what this means?

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   Posted 1/9/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all...I finally got my echocardiogram results. They did finally confirm that I have a small PFO. But, there was something else mentioned and I'm not sure what it means or how serious it is. Could someone help?? This is how the results read:
There is evidence of trace pulmonary insufficiency by color and spectral Doppler.
My question this because of the PFO???
Then it also said...
There is evidence of a small patent foramen ovale by agitated saline contrast upon release of Valsava maneuver. A few bubbles were noted to enter the left heart immediately after Valsalva release.
I get that part its the first one that I'm not sure what it means, or how serious it is..........can anyone help???
(ps, I understand your not doctors but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated)

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   Posted 1/9/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Neurogurl...hmmm??? eyes eyes   I have no idea, sorry !  Hopefully someone can come alone and help you figure this out.

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