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    Old 12-16-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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    Understanding echo report

    I have no symptoms, I am monitoring a bicuspid valve that is stenotic since birth.
    This is a report when I was 21 y/o and I am 26 now and following up. This was in India

    Help me understand my echo results.
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    EF = 62%
    FS = 34%
    LVIDd = 6.42cm
    LVIDs = 4.21 cm
    Left atrium = 2.53cms
    LVPW = 0.84 cm
    IVS = 0.91 cms

    My height is 6ft 1 inch , weigh is roughly 98 kgs now

    Aortic valve - Mildly stenotic with Peak gradient 37mmHg , Mean = 23.7mmHg
    and trivial Regurgitation

    No Mitral Reg , No Tricuspid Reg

    My doctor interpreted this report as normal. When I google my LV dimensions I get a reading that its dilated ? my left atrium is also quite small

    Are the LV dimensions operator dependent ? I am fully asymptomatic and I have read about things like DCM online , for the records my family has no heart history. I have an abnormal valve (bicuspid)

     
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    Old 12-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #2
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    Re: Understanding echo report

    Before I had my AVR i was told that a LV diameter of 7 would get me a new valve. So that is getting up there. My cardio told me that the LV can return to normal size up to 7 after the valve is replaced.

     
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    Old 12-16-2016, 02:43 PM   #3
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    Re: Understanding echo report

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    Before I had my AVR i was told that a LV diameter of 7 would get me a new valve. So that is getting up there. My cardio told me that the LV can return to normal size up to 7 after the valve is replaced.

    Thanks for your reply , did you have aortic stenosis ? or regurgitation ? I know that the LV enlarged for regurgitation but what about stenosis ?

     
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    Old 12-17-2016, 06:50 AM   #4
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    Re: Understanding echo report

    Hello
    I had mod-severe aortic regurgitation due to a bicuspid aortic valve. I had been followed for years and was still functional until this past June when I developed endocarditis, and it destroyed the aortic valve and tried to destroy the mitral. So I had an emergency surgery to replace the aortic and repair the mitral. I would look into second opinions regarding the LV diameter and need for a new valve. No aortic stenosis.

     
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    Old 12-17-2016, 07:20 AM   #5
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    thanks , following up this december. I am really confused about the LV size here. There is no way it looks correct. I am praying for a better result this december.

     
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