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What does the echo and ECG report indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: Does my ECHO look normal?
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Excellent results

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

You have excellent stress echo results. You have very good capacity of physical activity, good echo and ECG results before and after the exercise.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (11 minutes later)
Thank you, but I had meant to attach my resting echo which I assume also looks normal. The reason is for the past year exactly after a cold virus I have had symptoms that appear to be consistent with a cardiovascular issue (listed in order of frequency):
- Fatigue, especially post exercise for about 2 days.
- Orthostatic Intolerance
- Swollen feet and ankles
- High body fluid retention

Is there anything that in my resting echo that might indicate CHF w/ normal ejection fraction?

Thank you XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome back

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

I went through your echo exam as well. The only slight variation is borderline enlarged left ventricle.
But with ejection fraction more than 55% and with your stress test results it can't cause any symptoms. And heart failure is excluded in this case.

You should look for another cause of your symptoms.

I would like to ask some questions;
1.When your complaints started
2.Do you have complaints till now
3. do you have swollen feet and ankles at present, or you had it only a year ago, then you had viral infection

Regards,



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (6 hours later)
My complaints started a little over a year ago and have had complaints all the way up til now. My ankles are always a little swollen, some days really bad where I can't see my ankle bone. I hope you're right about the CHF. I had read that you can have normal ejection fraction but if the Left ventricle deceleration is less than 160 ms than this is a restrictive pattern (CHF). Are you familiar?

The other thing I notice is that when I lie down and elevate my legs, I develop a bit of a cough... also a symptom of CHF.

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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Have good diastolic function, which rules out CHF with normal ejection frac

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

Heart failure can have two main causes, the first one is low heart contractility, which is excluded in your case as your heart have good contractile function.
The second type of heart failure is heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, which is caused by diastolic dysfunction. In this case we have impaired relaxation of left ventricle. It is diagnosed with some parameters, one of which is deceleration time. Based on your echo report, there is good diastolic function, so you can't have diastolic dysfunction, and therefore heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Your mentioned symptoms can be caused by not CHF, but also by many other diseases.
I think you should look for another cause, such as venous, renal problems or hormonal changes.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (6 hours later)
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Wishing you good health

Regards,
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Brief Answer: Excellent results Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, You have excellent stress echo results. You have very good capacity of physical activity, good echo and ECG results before and after the exercise. Regards