Explanation Of Cardiac Ultrasound Results?
Doctor, how do you translate the results of my heart ultrasound, normal LV and RV functions MR moderate moderate, TR mild, trm ksh
Good evening, thanks for the question
According to the results of the cardiac ultrasound you mentioned, the function of your heart pump to drain blood throughout the body which is carried out by the left ventricle (LV) is still in normal condition. Similarly, the function of your right ventricular pump which functions to flow blood to the lungs under normal conditions.
MR stands for mitral regurgitation. It is the leakage of blood flow back into the left atrial chamber through the mitral valve every time the left ventricular space contracts. Some blood will flow into the ventricles as well as the rest, but some will flow back to the left atrium.
Mild mitral regurgutation (MR mild) may not show symptoms. However, the condition is severe MR, the heart will enlarge to compensate for the increased amount of blood in the atrial space, causing symptoms of heart failure such as tightness, coughing, and swelling of the legs. Minor MR medications such as anti-clotting drugs, but in some cases heart valve replacement surgery is needed.
TR stands for tricuspid regurgitation. It is the leakage of blood flow back into the right atrium through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricular space contracts.
Every time the right ventricular chamber contracts to pump blood to the lungs, some blood will flow back to the right atrial chamber causing an increase in blood volume in the right atrial chamber. Then it will cause an increase in pressure in the atrial space and blood vessels.
Mild TR may not cause symptoms, or there can be symptoms such as being tired quickly due to the blood pump being unable to meet the body's oxygen requirements.
Treatment may not be needed if symptoms do not interfere, but if there are other accompanying diseases such as emphysema or narrowing of blood vessels to the lungs, treatment is needed to reduce the symptoms.
Consult the results of an ultrasound examination with your cardiologist to confirm with the clinical symptoms that exist to determine the cause of the disorder.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah