ECHO test results show high normal pressure in my lungs

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Q:

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?

A:

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.
You can read more here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/i-had-an-echocardiogram-that-show
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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