What do my cardiac ECHO results mean?

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Submitted by Dr T on December 15, 2010 – 4:58pm


Can you tell me in layman term the findings of my 2D echo result showed as follows:
Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy with segmental wall hypokinesia
Adequate overall systolic function
Doppler evidence of decreased left ventricular compliance
Mildly dilated left atrium
Compared to the study done last January 2010, the current 2d echo now showed segmental wall hypokinesia. the reset are essentially the same. What is the significance of this findings? Does it mean I am at high risk of stroke or coronary heart attack?

Please explain to me why you don’t ask those questions of your doctor. The ECHO suggests the effects of a high blood pressure and likely coronary
artery disease. Why your left atrium is enlarged I cannot judge from here.

Some of this can also be explained by diastolic dysfunction:

Hope this helps,
Dr T

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