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    What does this transthoracic echocardiogram report indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 5 Dec 2016 in General Health
Question: I recently had a transthoracic echocardiography and the results showed everything normal except for Mild Regurgitation of all three valves. Also a possible liver cyst was seen. I have no symptoms at all and am a male 67 years taking blood pressure meds and simvaststin as well. What can I expect for follow up if any.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

I carefully reviewed your uploaded cardiac ultrasound and would like to explain that your cardiac structure and function seem to be normal.

Those mild aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitations have no clinical significance and nothing dangerous could be expected during future follow ups.

You shouldn't worry about them.

Though it was concluded about mild left atrium dilation, when indexed with body surface area, it results within normal ranges (20.6ml/m3).

Another clue to consider is mild left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (abnormal left ventricular relaxation). This is usually an expression of chronic arterial hypertension and should be a matter to carefully be followed with an appropriate anti-hypertensive treatment and frequent blood pressure values measurement, in order to avoid further progression of diastolic dysfunction.

Finally, to conclude, I would assure you that your cardiac ultrasound report in general confirms a favorable cardiac background, without any specific important disorders.

What should be advisable is a good management of high blood pressure, a healthy diet, a lot of physical activity (walking, aerobics, etc.), treatment of dyslipidemia.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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I was wondering about the Possible Liver Cyst finding. I have no symptoms.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

Regarding the possible liver cyst, to confirm its presence, I would recommend performing an abdominal ultrasound.

An abdominal MRI may be needed to examine better the nature of the cyst if it is confirmed as present.

Additional blood lab tests (ALT, AST, total protein, bilirubin levels, LDH, ALP, gama GT) may be needed to determine your liver function.

You should discuss with your attending physician on the above issues.

Hope to have been helpful!

Best wishes,

Dr. Iliri


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