[echo report, how to read?]

Author: Sherri (24.117.59.---)

Date: 10-12-02 09:38

Hello, I have acopy of an echo report for my son, but i'm not sure how to make sense of the numbers. Does anyone know of a web site that might have this information? The basics of what they didn't find look good. The only thing they did find is leaking in the tricupstid valve, but they didn't seem to be too concerned. I want to know for myself what the numbers represent and not rely on what the tech typed at the bottom of the page! I'm sure I'm just being hard headed, but I'm a mom! I can be hard headed if i want to! haha. thanks for any information you might have.

Thanks

Sherri

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[Re: echo report, how to read?]

Author: Erica (---.atlnga1.dsl-verizon.net)

Date: 10-12-02 09:59

Sherri ... I posted the same question a few weeks ago. Here is the link to my question and the responses I received. Not sure if this will help much but it should help interpret what the letters stand for and their associated normal range: http://www.hcma-heart.com/messages/r...&i=4070&t=4070

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[Re: echo report, how to read?]

Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

Date: 10-12-02 22:18

Dear Sherri,

Please read my response to Erica's question as it details the abbreviations and what the normal ranges are. You can e-mail me what the echo text says and I can e-mail you back the English version if you like.

S

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[Re: echo report, how to read?]

Author: Erica (---.biz.dsl.gtei.net)

Date: 10-14-02 16:53

Sherri ... I hope you were able to figure out your son's echo report with success!

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[Re: echo report, how to read?]

Author: Sherri (---.natcpe.cableone.net)

Date: 10-15-02 08:54

Thanks, I looked at the link you gave and was able to figure out most of it. He saw our family doc yesterday and he is sending him to a cardiologist. not a peds though, he said he doesn't have to see a peds and he said the one he's sending him to see, is the one he would send HIS kids to. Guess we'll see what this one has to say. our family doc seems to think the problem is with the valves, he said the thickness of the wall looked good. no holes or obstructions. YEAH!! how are you doing? thanks for responding to my post. have a good one!

Sherri

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[Re: echo report, how to read?]

Author: Erica (---.atlnga1.dsl-verizon.net)

Date: 10-15-02 16:56

Sherri ... I am doing much better now that my understanding of HCM with and w/o obstruction has broadened! Thank you for asking! I hope everything goes more than well with your son! I hope the doctor is knowledgeable in HCM! Don't forget about second opinions! My suggestion is to also see an HCM specialist if feasible! I am praying for you and your family! Glad my response was helpful! Have a blessed week and keep me posted!

~Erica