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  • Reenie
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    Re: I have some abbreviations - What do they mean?

    I'm reposting the thread so you can maybe click on it now. If not, it's titled Echo Lingo and the author was Lisa Salberg. It was originally posted on 2/20/2003. You can search that way too.

    http://www.4hcm.org/forums/showthrea...ighlight=lingo

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  • Zippythebighearted
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    I'm trying to decipher my echo report. The OP listed some things on an echo and many of the same abbreviations I see on mine.

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    Re: I have some abbreviations - What do they mean?

    Wow you found an old thread here - this dates back almost 5 years! Boy time flies!

    What were you looking for specificly the site has changed a great deal in 5 years, but all the data is still here...somewhere

    Lisa

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  • Zippythebighearted
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    Re: I have some abbreviations - What do they mean?

    Hello,

    The link referenced in post #2 of this thread doesn't work and I can't seem to find the info through a search. Is this information still around someplace and I just can't find it?

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  • Linda
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    Many people will have "trivial regurg" of different valves, but it is never known or documented because there has been no obvious reason to do an echo. If the echo is done, it is the responsibilty of the interpreter to note any abnormal findings, so it will be written on the report if seen. It is not of significance to necessarily require treatment, but once seen, must be noted. I've always clarified with the cardiologist that "trivial" meant the same to both of us, and then there are no unanswered questions. Ask to be sure. Linda

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  • SheliRenee
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    If tricuspid valve regurgitation is not normally associated with HCM, is it normal in a person without HCM? Is it something that can get worse or does it usually stay the same (yes, I know that everybody is different, but I'm just talking a general idea here)?

    :P
    Valve leaks are common and I would not be overly concerned with this matter.
    Lisa

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  • Reenie
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    Originally posted by Robert Hartwell
    Reenie,

    The original post indicated the tricuspid valve but your reply stated mitral. I assume a simple mix up eh?

    Bob
    Bob, you are right. I did goof that up. Had mitral valve on the brain since that's the one that is normally affected by HCM. The regurgitation that SheliRenee's child has doesn't necessarily have anything to do with his HCM. Thank you for pointing that out for me.

    Reenie

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  • Robert Hartwell
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    Reenie,

    The original post indicated the tricuspid valve but your reply stated mitral. I assume a simple mix up eh?

    Bob

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  • Karen P
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    Reenie,

    You are so resourceful!

    Karen

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  • Sarah
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    percents

    hi

    EF is ejection fraction --how much blood is getting pushed out of the heart. I don't know what the other two %s are.

    S

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  • SheliRenee
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    Okay - Thanks

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  • Reenie
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    Hi. Please check out this link: http://www.4hcm.org/phpBB2/viewtopic...ght=echo+lingo

    This will tell you most of what you need to know. As far as the trivial regurgitation goes, that means that the mitral valve leaks a little bit, but it is of no concern. Hope this helps.

    Reenie

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  • SheliRenee
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    I have some abbreviations - What do they mean?

    Hi Everybody -

    I was wondering if anybody could tell me what these abbreviations mean. I can guess at some of them, but I would rather be sure

    LVd (cm) 2.10 (Normal = 2.5 - 3.2 cm)
    LVs (cm) 0.90 (Normal = 1.5 - 2.2 cm)
    IVSd (cm) 1.10 (Normal = 0.45 - 0.65 cm)
    PWd (cm) 0.90 (Normal = 0.45 - 0.6 cm)
    AoR (cm) 1.80 (Normal = 1.3 - 1.8 cm)
    LA (cm) 2.10 (Normal = 1.8 = 2.6 cm)
    RV 1.00 (Normal = 0.3 - 1.5 cm)
    FS (%) 57 (Normal = 28-44 %)
    EF (%) 92 (Normal = 64-83 %)
    BSA (m2) 0.54 (Normal = 1.45-2.22 m2)

    Also - "Trivial regurgitation of the tricuspid valve was present" Is this bad?

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