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What do my echo cardiogram test results indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: I had a recent echo and the report says my left ventricle is mildly oversized.

The doctor told me the report is perfectly normal.

I had the echo to rule out heart as cause of dizziness.

In your option is this report normal? They compared this echo to one I had 5 years ago and said no real change. I just want to know if the oversize is normal or could be technican error etc. Report attached.
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Left ventricle with normal sizes

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

According to recent European and XXXXXXX joint guidelines, the upper limit of left ventricular size is 5,8 cm, yours is 5,7 cm. It perfectly sizes with your body surface area as well. So there is no dilation of left ventricle.

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (2 minutes later)
thank you for answer. one more quick question out of curiosity. say I lost 40lbs in future, would it then be typical that heart would also get smaller ? thanks
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome back

Detailed Answer:
It is possible as it will make less effort on working, but it is not obligatory. Anyway your heart is perfectly normal with these sizes.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What do my echo cardiogram test results indicate?

Brief Answer: Left ventricle with normal sizes Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, According to recent European and XXXXXXX joint guidelines, the upper limit of left ventricular size is 5,8 cm, yours is 5,7 cm. It perfectly sizes with your body surface area as well. So there is no dilation of left ventricle. Take care