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    Author: heather (---.fai.acsalaska.net)

    Date: 09-28-02 15:50

    When my husband had his ECHO done, the examiner told him that his gradient was 15 mm. We were relieved that it was so low. Yesterday, when my husband had his first appointment with a cardiologist, we were informed that this measurement was for the *left* ventricle rather than for the right ventricle, which has a gradient of 100 mm. Quite a different story. What are the implications for a gradient such as this?

    Thank you for your help.



    [Re: gradients]

    Author: SB -Board Moderator (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)

    Date: 09-28-02 20:32

    Dear Heather,

    Well, the gradient is important, but everything in HCM is contextual. No one can tell you if hubby is a myectomy candidate from cyberspace. He should be talking to the cardiologist about his whole heart --septum, etc and what options will best reduce his gradient.

    Have you talked to Lisa to get a specialist yet? If not, please call at 973-983-7429/

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.