Can anyone explain what this Echocardiographic Report means?THanks..

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lettyoung
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   Posted 3/9/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am writing in behalf of my dad.. Well he got his results this morning, and being in where I live, it's very disappointing to say that I have lost faith in doctors here.. Maybe there are good ones out there, but none in my city..  I doubt if they really know what they're doing.. Anyhow, I would appreciate if there is/are a competent doctor/s who reads this forum to please, kindly, help me explain so I can explain to my dad.. Thank you..
 
*Eccentric left ventricular hypertrophy with moderate hyopkinesia of the interventricular septum, anterior and lateral wall from base to apex and mild hypokinesia of the mid to apical posterior wall with low Ejection Fraction of 34% by Simpsons.
 
*Thickened aortic cusps without limitation of motion - aortic annular calcification
 
*Thickened mitral valve leaflet without limitaion of motion
 
*Normal structure tricuspid valve leaflet, pulmonic valve
 
*Dilated left atrium and right atrium
 
DOPPLER:
 
*Reversed E:A ratio across the mitral valve and tricuspid valve with prolonged IVRT indicative of decreased biventricular diastolic compliance.
 
*Mitral Regurgitation, Mild
 
*Aortic Insufficiency :1-2+
 
*Pulmonary Regurgitation with normal Pulmonary Artery Pressure
 
 
I don't need for the above to be explained one by one.. all I really want to know if there's anything too serious.. or anything that could possibly lead to any serious heart disease..My dad is very worried, as well..
 
THank you for reading..

Neurogurl
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   Posted 3/10/2007 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
You should really take this report to the cardiologist and ask them to explain. I understand that your saying you don't have faith in doctors but when it comes down to it, if someone on here tells you that it is something serious, then you will have to trust the doctors because they will be the one's your going to have to see and deal with if there is a problem. Find a doctor who you can connect with and trust first. I would start with the cardiologist...thats there job, they will know what all this stuff means and whether or not its serious. Good luck and God Bless....
ps I have no idea what any of that means or if its serious

els
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   Posted 3/11/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am in total agreement with neurogurl here.  We are not doctors here and not equiped to read these type of reports.  You really need to have his physicians give you the low down on them and if you are not trusting in them then perhaps you need to get second opinions then.  I'm am very sorry eyes

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CARDIACRN
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   Posted 3/11/2007 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I also agree with neuro girl and elisha, we are not doctors and you should find a doctor that will sit down and explain these things to you. There are also websites like wikipedia that give good explainations about these conditions. However, I am a cardiac nurse and I can tell you that a 35% ejection fraction is a little low. sometimes with medications or if the heart condition is repaired, it can go up. ejection fractions have to do with how much blood the heart can pump and the strength of the heart. Hypokinesia means that the heart muscle is not moving like it should, there may have been a heart attack in the past. sometimes medications or improving the condition will change this. the regurgitation of the valves means that the valves are letting blood back through where it came from (retrograde flow). chordae tendineae are little bands on the valves that cause them to snap back to a tight position. if these cords are stretched or ruptured, the leaflets of the valve won't lock tight and will allow extra blood to flow back in. one would usually hear a murmur when listening to the heart, it may also cause fatigue.
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