Subject: FW: echocardiocardiogram reportSee below-advise consultation with cardiologist- please contact BUPA.Dr. Laurence GerlisChief Executive Officersamedaydoctor
XXXXXLondon W1G 9SXwww.samedaydoctor.co.ukt:(NNN) NNN-NNNN0090 f:(NNN) NNN-NNNN1211samedaydoctor Holdings LLP Registration Number OC364653Registered OfficeXXXXXLondon W1G 9SX-----Original Message-----From:XXX@XXXXXX.XXX [mailtoXXX@XXXXXX.XXX] Sent: 20 June 2012 09:21To: XXXXX XXXXXSubject: ----- Forwarded by LHC Reception/LW/HSD on 20/06/2012 09:20 ----- The London Heart Centre 22 Upper Wimpole St London W1G 6NB Tel: (0)20 7034 4030 Fax: (0)20 7224 1486 Echocardiogram Patient Mr Derek Lockie age: 43 sex: m HSD Case Record P8V9HYN Report date & time: 14-Jun-12 16:55 Number Request Number R8V9J5S Referring Doctor(s) Samedaydoctor Fax (NNN) NNN-NNNN1211 Phone (NNN) NNN-NNNN0090 E-Mail XXX@XXXXXX.XXX Clinical Details Value Normal RangeAortic Root 38 20-37 mmLeft Atrium 41 19-40 mmInterventricular Septum 13 7-11 mmLeft Ventricle (diastole) 56 35-56 mmLeft Ventricle (systole) 35 25-41 mmPosterior LV wall 11 7-11 mmFractional Shortening 38% 29-45 %Stroke Volume (ml) 133 >35 ml / m2Ejection Fraction (M Mode) 76% 55-85 %LV Mass (g) 280 ~100g / m2CommentSinus RhythmLeft ventricular size is in the upper limits of normal. Mild septalhypertrophy. Good overall systolic function. Normal long axis function.Mildly enlarged Left atrial size.Aortic root, sinuses and ascending aorta are normal size. Tricuspid AV,cusps are thin and function normally. No regurgitation or elevation inforward flow.Mitral leaflets are structurally normal and separate fully. Normaldiastolic indicies.Unremarkable right heart. PASP is normal. Intact septa. IVC size was notdilated with normal respiratory response. No pericardial collection, Flowat the descending aorta was normal. Preliminary Summary Borderline Technician's comment Technician: Lifewat
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 43
I am soon to see my cardiologist and an scared to death. I have researched the internet and thought that fit healthy people who train could have these results without a heart condition. Am I right to be concerned? Could I just be fit? What other tests do you recommend?
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Hi there. I am here to help.
The two things to take note are the mild septal hypertrophy and the LV upper limits of normal.
To answer your question, yes this can be totally normal and present in a healthy person.
In fact, I believe that is the case and you have nothing to worry about as of right now.
It's a good idea to have a heart doctor look at it but I doubt it will turn out to be significant.
You will be fine.
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Thank you. I read about athletes heart and have kept myself fit over the years. My stress test showed my blood pressure went high but returned to 14/90 soon afterwards. I have a pulse rate of 54 as well. If it is worse case scenario is it treatable and will I live a full life? Thanks
Yes, the worst case scenario would be something like HOCM. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and developing this at your age would be a pretty good sign.
There are also emerging treatment options for this condition.
Overall, I suspect this to be a normal test but in the event that it is HOCM, I still think you will be treated and be okay. :)