ECHO test results show high normal pressure in my lungs

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Submitted by Dr T on March 12, 2011 – 11:47am

39 year old female, had echo done and need more answers with he results: Mild tricuspid regurgitation with top normal pulmonary pressure.(estimated at 31 mmHg). Low normal left ventricular systolic function 50- 55%. What does this all mean?  Is there a heart condition I should be concerned about and can you the pressure up?

What did your doctor tell you? The pressure in the arteries to your lungs is too high. Off hand I would be looking for some form of lung disease such emphysema as a starting point. Otherwise your heart function is normal and the valve leakage minimal and not significant.
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Hope this helps,
Dr T


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