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what are the causes of global hypokinesia? Please mention the source while answering the question?

Global hypokinesia is an echocardiographic finding. How would we differentiate the causes responsible for global hypokinesia?

normally it is due to ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies and these have various causes like hereditary disease e.g. storage anamolies etc.  (+ info)

what is adnormal ventricular contractility with global hypokinesia with a nuclear stress test?

It means that the heart is not working well and it's not confined to a single area, but rather all over the heart(Global)

Abnormal Ventricular Contractility is simply a way of say the lower part ft he heart isn't working as it should.

A normal ejection fraction is 55-65% + People have a really hard time when it gets to 10-15%. The seriousness of the findings really depend on the qulaifier they used:

Did they say Mild Mod or Severe?  (+ info)

what is global hypokinesia with septal akinesia?

this info was in my stress test results which I was told was normal--it also said there is moderate subdiaphragmatic artifact present on both sequences--and left ventricular ejection fraction 37%

A stress test is a screening test to check for the presence of coronary artery disease, i.e., clogged arteries in the blood supply to your heart. Your doctor will say it was negative when there is no indication that there are blockages, meaning the stress that was applied to you (by exercise or drugs to make your heart contract stronger and faster) did not induce or elicit "ischemia" or signs that a part of the heart is not receiving adequate blood supply.

The rest of the information are just secondary. Yours might not have shown inducible "ischemia" but the rest of the information it shows is not normal. Global hypokinesia means your heart muscle in general (hence "global) is not contracting as strongly as it should. "Moderate subdiaphragmatic artifact" just means technical "artifacts" or errors inherent to the test which really doesn't mean anything other than the more artifacts a test has, the more errors of interpretation is possible. Left ventricular ejection is a measure of how efficient your heart is in terms of how much blood us pumped each time your heart contracts. The higher ejection fraction means your heart is more efficient. The lower it is, means it's not doing its job as you would like it to be. Normal varies with age but 37% is very low and abnormal. Hope this helps.  (+ info)

What is Mild LV Segmental hypokinesia?

My echo cardiogram report says the following :
Mild LV Segmental hypokinesia.
Normal LV Systolic function
LVEF = 56%
Stage 1 LV Diuastolic dysfunction.
No Clot/Vegetation

What does this mean?
Are there any cardiac exercises that I can do to bring back LV to normal

Hypokinesia(hypo=less, kinesia=movement) in relation to heart means there is less movement in certain part of heart wall during each beat.

It has been known for many years that heart wall motion is a sensitive indicator of heart disease such as ischemia. Moreover, clinicians take abnormalities in heart wall motion very seriously because their extent can result in subsequent morbidity and mortality.

A normal contraction of the left ventricle should show uniform thickening and inward motion of the myocardium(heart muscle). A hypokinetic region demonstrates decreased thickening or inward motion compared with other regions.

For diagnostic convenience, heart wall is divided into segments such as apical, anterior, inferior etc.
If there is less motion in only one or part of the segment, it is called segmental hypokinesia.

The echo provides a visual display on the echo equipment's screen. The heart motion is seen in real time during each heart beat. The wall motion impairment indicates almost always heart muscle muscle damage due to an insufficient supply of blood to the heart muscle and that can happen without pain or knowledge of an event (heart attack).

In the ultimate analysis, your report means that there is marginally less blood supply to to a segment of your heart muscle during each contraction.

Your doctor should assess the extent of this and suggest remedy.  (+ info)

Heart Related - Dilated LV with Infero Apico lateral Hypokinesia and LVEF 45-50%?

Due to Hypertension this problem has developed - Dilated LV with Infero Apico lateral Hypokinesia and LVEF 45-50%.
Kindly advice. Thanks

A normal EF is considered >55%, so this means your heart muscle is a little weak. If this is a result of hypertension, obviously blood pressure control is absolutely necessary to prevent your heart from getting weaker. Sometimes medication can help your heart muscle get stronger.

The infero-apical-lateral hypokinesis means that part of the heart (bottom and side walls) are not squeezing as well as they should. This probably needs further testing with a stress test or even cardiac catheterization to make sure there is no underlying coronary artery disease. A weak heart can be from ischemic heart disease also, and you want to make sure that hypertension isn't the only problem!

Hope this helps!  (+ info)

what does minor hypokinesia of the anterior wall mean?

means there is a small area in the frontal wall (anterior)of the heart contracting less than other normal areas usually this happened due to infarction (a thrombus in a coronary artery)  (+ info)

what is LV contraction septal hypokinesia?

A Medical report for my mother says-LV contraction septal hypokinesia, please give me information on this and the severity of the disease.
I would like to know is it curable? she is
56 years old.

Left ventricular contraction septal hypokinesia. This isn't a disease. That's radiologist speak for what he saw, which is the ventricular septum (lower inner wall of the heart) doesn't appear to be contracting as hard as normal. This is probably the result of a past infarct, which she may not have even noticed. This is just one part of the ventrical. As long as EF (ejection fraction) is still good, this isn't a big deal, in and of itself. What is of concern is the degree of occlusion of the coronary arteries, her blood pressure, and her lipid profile, as these will determine the likelihood of another infarct (heart attack). This area of septum will not recover, but unless it a very large area, the remaining heart muscle will easily make up for the loss.  (+ info)

what does it mean when it says thicken interventricular septa and mild septa wall present (hypokinesia)?

The interventricular septum is the wall that separates the right and left ventricles. Thickening may be the result of scar tissue and mild septal wall hypokinesia means that it is contracting with less than anticipated force or vigor. This may be the result of injury or damage to that section (as in heart attack). Other conditions that may exist are dyskinesia (moves in wrong direction), hyperkinesia (moves with greater than anticipated force), or akinesia (doesn't move at all). These things are usually elucidated via echocardiograms and allows a doctor to judge how badly a heart has been affected through an acute event or chronic illness.

Ralph  (+ info)

I would like to know what is Hypokinesia of Mid Basal Inferior wall & Posterior wall : grade i lv diastolic dy

i just received the medical report. iwould request a clear idea of what is before me.

Hypokinesia : reduced movement

It sounds like you had either an echocardiogram, a nuclear stress test, or a heart cath.

The reports reduced movement of part of the walls of your heart. Grade I is the lowest level of diastolic dysfunction.

In short, something (possibly a heart attack) likely caused these conditions.

With proper medicines, you should do okay.  (+ info)

I hv mild hypokinesia. What is the best cure for this? Is this dangerous? I am 47yrs old, single, female.?

Not yet menaupose. Don't have any symptons of nausea, non-smoker.

Good girl Tess for being a non-smoker.

RE: hypokinesis (hypokinesia)
If it is still curable/reversible depends on the actual cause. Causes of hypokinesis (hypokinesia, low wall motion) includes cardiac or myocardial ischemia (an inadequate amount of blood flow going to an area of the heart muscle/myocardium, because of one or more narrowed coronary arteries, due to coronary artery disease), heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI), or cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease, which typically leads to heart failure).

The best type (and dosage) of medicine will ultimately depend on the individualized patient's response to it. Treatments can include prescription drug-therapy, catheter-based and surgical-based procedures. Hypokinesis can occur due to conditions such as cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), and heart failure, with or without the occurrence of a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI).
Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!

Take it easy for the time being, and always communicate/interact well with your doctors. Best of luck with your myocardial perfusion imaging test, and down the road of life.

Take care as always!  (+ info)

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