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Results Of Echo And PFT

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For the Echo it says I have mitral and tricuspod regurgitation and that the tricuspid was not well visualized. The pulmonic valve was not well visualized.

 

For the PFT it says mild restricitve Lung disease with mild reduction in diffusion capacity. A repeat of spirometry pre and post broncholdilator therapy maybe helpful to evalute for airway hyperreactivity.

 

Now I have to look all that up and find out what they are talking about. so if anyone can help me that would be awesome.

 

I'm going to call my rheumatologist and see what he say's. I'm not going to wait until I see him in August. Well take care all, Sam


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Hello Sam,
Thanks for sharing your results. I think that calling your rheumatologist is a great idea just so that you get a good idea of how he/she will relate the PFT and Echo findings to your illness.

Here is a link that might be helpful on PFT :
Pulmonary Hypertension

Here is a link to a study involving Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation:
http://www.sclero.org/scleroderma/symptoms/car...iac.html#mitral

I hope this helps. Please keep us updated...


*WestCoast*

 

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Hi Sam,

 

Thanks for taking the time to share your results. Sounds like you definitely have some stuff going on, but hopefully it's not too bad. Erin gave you a couple of good links, so I hope you have the time to look at them.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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