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  • gfox42
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    Re: Some questions about recent echo

    Hi Heather,
    I'm not sure what the carotid numbers mean. As for an atrium that's larger than normal, that does make you somewhat more prone to afib, but obviously you already know that you're somewhat prone to it.

    That said, Theresa's suggestion is a good one -- fax it to Lisa and arrange a time to go over the report with her.

    Gordon

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  • THW
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    Re: Some questions about recent echo

    Heather,
    Perhaps fax a copy of your report to the HCMA office and ask if Lisa can go over it with you. She would be able to help sort out the numbers for you.
    Sorry I'm not more help.
    Theresa

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  • heather
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    Re: Some questions about recent echo

    I guess no one has answers for my ?'s. Should I call Lisa?

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  • heather
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    Some questions about recent echo

    Hello all! I recently had an appt and echo w/ my local cardiologist. I am planning a visit to Mayo this summer. My dr. here said all looks good. My questions are it says:

    1. Preserved left ventricular function, EF at the lower limits of normal, around 50-60%, w/ mild asymmetric left hypertrophy. What does the preserved left ventricular function and asymmetric left hypertrophy mean?

    2 Carotids 2+ and pulses 2+, what does this mean?

    3. My left atrium is at 4.8, which is what it has been for quite awhile, which it says normal is 1.9-4, so is that too bad??

    One thing that I am very happy about is that my pulmonary pressures are normal at 28mmHg, while in the past they were very high. High pulmonary pressures are what kept my father from getting a heart transplant, which has been a long time fear of mine to follow in the same direction.

    Thanks for input and comments!
    Last edited by heather; 01-06-2011, 11:58 PM.

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