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    Echo lingo - what does it all mean??
    Here is a starter for you all

    LV-IVS
    Left Ventricle -- Interventricular Septum dimension (mm.)
    Normal range: 7 - 12 mm.
    (A value higher than 13 mm. is suggestive of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.)

    LV-PW
    Left Ventricle -- Posterior Wall dimension (mm.)
    Normal range: 7 - 11 mm.
    (A value higher than 13 mm. is suggestive of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.)

    LVED
    Left Ventricular End-Diastolic dimension (mm.)
    Normal range: 35 - 56 mm.
    (A value higher than 56 mm. is suggestive of dilated cardiomyopathy.)

    LVES
    Left Ventricular End-Systolic dimension (mm.)
    Normal range: 19 - 40 mm.

    LA
    Left Atrial dimension (mm.)
    Normal range: 19-40 mm.

    EF
    Ejection Fraction (percent)
    Normal range: 62-85%
    (A lower value is suggestive of dilated cardiomyopathy.)

    (Source: Swanton, RW. Cardiology Pocket Consultant, 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific, 1993. )
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Thanks, Lisa, for that information! Please be sure to include it on the FAQ section as it is developed!

    Pat

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      Thanks for the info Lisa, and i agree that it would be a great idea to have a page on the site dedicated to 'understanding your echo' since it is such a common theme here.

      <----- I just love this little guy. I can't stop using it!

      Jim
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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        Re: Echo lingo

        thanks lisa for echo report.there must be 7-13.but mine is 25.im typical hocm.do you know anythink or anylink about the muscular pressure to LAD?i have a pressure on LAD doctor said.take care bye

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          Hi Lisa
          Wow, how did you become so knowledgable? I have this disease that I know practically nothing about!
          Tammy

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          • #6
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            This is a wonderful website especially for those of us that are not knowledgable re: HCM or HOCM. I have learned more here than I did at my cardiologist office. Does anyone know of a specialist in HCM/HOCM in the South Carolina area? Great Job on this website!
            Sheryl
            HOCM

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              Many people have asked me "how come I know so much" Well I am about to let you all in on some of my tricks
              1. I am a very quick study (which is half the reason I never did much in school bad bad habit which I would take back in a minute if I could!)
              2. I have an amazing network of advisors
              3. I am never afraid to ask a question (even if it may sound silly)
              4. I have to know how I can be as healthy as I can because I have people who count on me...OK honestly at first it was self serving it was my daughter, my niece, my dad and myself...now my "family" has grown and ALL OF YOU need this information...so therefore I must keep learning .
              5. The rest is for the next book

              Lisa
              Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
              YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

              Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
              lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
              Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
              Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
              Currently not obstructed
              Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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                Re: Echo lingo

                Sheryl, the HCMA doesn't like to give out names arbitrarily over the internet. We would prefer to match you to a physician who is most suited for you. Please call Lisa at 973-983-7429 and she will be glad to help you.

                Reenie
                Reenie

                ****************
                Husband has HCM.
                3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                  Lisa
                  You said "for your next book". Have you already written one? If so...Please tell me the name!
                  Tammy

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                    Re: Echo lingo

                    On my echo report ...

                    LVED is notated LV, d
                    LVES is notated LV, s
                    Diagnosed at age 14 with HCM; ICD Implant at age 24 (first shock less than one year later); Take Verapamil (360mg/daily) and Toprol (50mg/daily)

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