Explanation Of Cardiac Echocardiography Results?
Hello, I’m a patient with post total correction of ToF. R nI want to ask about my echo results. R nConclusion: r n * VSD perimembrane, diameter 3.6 mm LR shunt r n * severe PR + moderate PS , TR moderate r n * PH (+) r n r nTu what does that mean? R n Can it be said to be normal? R nThank you for the time n the answer. R n😊
Hello Melinatan, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, I want to confirm first, whether the echocardiography that is done is echo before or after surgery?
The echo results cannot be said to be normal. From the echo results, it is stated that there is a leak in the divider between the ventricles of your heart (VSD) accompanied by a left to right shunt (L-R shunt), which is blood flowing from the left ventricle to the right ventricle of the heart. Normally there is no hole in the divider between the ventricles and there is no blood flow from the left ventricle to the right ventricle or vice versa. In addition there is leakage and stiffness in your heart's pulmonary valves (PR-pulmonary regurgitation and PS-pulmonary stenosis), as well as a leak in the tricuspid valve of your heart (TR-tricuspid regurgitation). Normally there is no leakage or stiffness in the heart valves, they should open and close properly. The last thing to mention is that there is pulmonary hypertension (PH) or an increase in blood pressure in the lungs. The things found in the echo are characteristic of ToF disease - Tetralogy of Fallot.
We recommend that you consult again with the cardiologist and surgeon who treats you to get further explanation about the results of your operation.
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