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Echocardiogram results

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  • Posted By: myharriet
  • September 16, 2010
  • 00:56 AM

Hello. I am a 69 year-old woman. In May I had an echocardiogram done. The results were Moderate mitral valve regurgitation with moderate thickening of the anterior leaflet, and mild tricuspid regurgitation. There is also trace to mild regurgitation of the pulmonary valve and the aortic valve. RVSP estimated at 36mmHg. based on TR velocity, upper limit of normal for altitude. Left ventricular chamber size was normal with normal wall thickness. Low normal left ventricular systolic function with no evidence of regional wall motion abnormalities. Left ventricular ejection fraction is 62%.

The right ventricle and right and left atrium are all mildly dilated.

I have been very fatigued for some time and have no tolerance for exercise at all, I have heart palpitations, and chest pain when I am tired.

The cardiologist said this diagnosis couldn't possibly cause those symptoms. He said my heart is perfectly normal and just aging. My primary care doctor doesn't talk much but is having me come in every 3 months. I don't know what to think.

Does anybody have any ideas?

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