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Echo result shows leak in heart wall. What does it mean? Taking medicines for BP, SVT

I received my echo results today. My doctor didn t explain them to me. He just told me that the echo showed a slight leak in the heart wall. Does this mean I probably have a hole in my heart? He said he was not concerned about it yet. That we would recheck an echo next year. I am on blood pressure meds since the birth of my son (16 months) and do have SVT that is controlled by the meds. I know you don t have my chart, but all I keep finding when I look online when I put a leak in the search is the heart valves. Just wondering what a slight leak in the heart wall could me.
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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slight leak in heart valve is normal finding in many person and does have much adverse effect ,provided it remains in same quantity ,so you required to do Echo test every year to monitor leak ,
do not panic ,
take your present medicine as before ,
do regular check up
take care
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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