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#1 peanut

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:52 AM

Hi. I just got my echocardiogram report and I was wondering if anyone knows how to interpret it? My doctor says I'm normal (hooray - no PAH!) but I'd like to know a bit more detail.

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#2 LisaBulman

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:59 AM

Hi Peanut,
I just had my echo this morning and I was lucky enough to have known the person doing the test that they told me a little bit of the results but said I need to wait until the full report from the dr.s. Well I have mitral valve regurgitation and he said pressure that is elevated but not real bad. :( What else could I possible have??

Now I have to wait two weeks until I see my dr to get the full report.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:06 AM

Hey Lisa,
Mine says low velocity tricuspid regurgitation. Huh? What is that...
And pulmonary arterial pressure, what’s the normal range for that?

I’m having quite a few tests run this month. I’m nervous they’ll find something else… but happy to hear this one came out normal – normal, I word I rarely hear these days.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:20 AM

Hi Peanut,
He told me that in regards to triscuspid regurgitation, every one has a little bit of that. I'll try to do some research for you if I can.
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:10 AM

Hey happy it is "normal" but frankly I get tired of doctors passing the task to the patient to do research so they understand what just happened to them. You call that doctor back and tell him you need more information. Then you ask, ask and ask some more until you finally feel comfortable with what he told you. That is ludicrous in my opinion! It's your body they are doing these tests to and you have every right to fully understand what the outcome is.

Call them, and ask them to explain it, every boring detail. :)
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:24 AM

Sweet,
I have wonderful doctors but they have a tendancy to sum things up which doesn't help educated me regarding my progress or my body, which is essential. Next time I'm in I'll ask for more detail. Thanks for the encouragement

peanut.

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