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    Can anyone translate this medical jargon for me?


    I knew they have to do with dimensions, but I need to knwo more.
    Thank you. Bert.

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    Dear Bert -

    Looks like you got a copy of your echo report!!

    LV = left ventricle
    RV = right ventricle
    PW = posterior wall (back)
    S = septum
    s = systolic (when heart is contracting)
    d = dyastolic (when heart is releasing)
    AO ROOT= Aoritic root - base of the aorta
    ASCENDING AO -part of the aorta that goes up, out of heart
    AORTIC ARCH - the bend in the aorta

    Aorta = the main artery of your body that carries blood from the heart to everywhere but your lungs.

    I don't remember what IV stands for.

    They basically measure the back wall, side wall, middle (septum) while the heart is in contraction and relaxation.

    Let us know if you have any more questions.

    take care,