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What is borderline wall thickness, on an echo-cardiogram?

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What is borderline wall thickness, on an echo-cardiogram?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
How old are you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am a 26 year old female. My results came back normal, but I noticed this in the report, and it has me a bit concerned.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
can you tell me all the "impression" or final report?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Indication for study: Murmur 785.2
Cardiac Rhythm: Normal sinus.Study quality: Good.
Final Impressions:
1. Normal left ventricular size, borderline wall thickness, normal global systolic function, calculated EF of 61 %.
2. No significant valve disease detected.
3. Normal echocardiogram.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
do you have high blood pressure? overweight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I have very low blood pressure. And yes, I am about 30 pounds overweight. 5'6, 170 pounds. I was about 180 pounds when I had the echo done.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Okay. I think this is nothing to worry about right now. Work on weight loss and keep the BP low.If you exercise a lot that could explain it too.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So this is something that could possibly be improved with an increased effort to be healthy? I do cycle a bit as well. :)There is a history of sudden cardiac death in my family (distant family, 2 people died of sudden cardiac arrest), but the echo does say normal. I'm just a worrier. I've already lost about 13 pounds (purposely), and I won't worry about it anymore. I'll keep up the good work!Thanks :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it can get better with time. Just live a healthy lifestyle. NOthing else needed