Echo Test Results
I am approximately 4 months post a CRT-D implant. I've had a couple of adjustments to my in dash navigation system and no changes to meds since the install. Due to some very sage advice from a member, I am digging into test results and trying to be better informed. Really I'm just trying to take more control of the situation instead of solely depending on the doctors.
With that being said, I recently (1/11) had an echo performed. I am comparing this report with my previous echo back in August. The good news is that my EF went from 20% in August to 35% now. There are a couple of notations that changed on the report that seemed different. I wanted to get your opinions before I see the doctor.
August Report- "Left Ventricle: Left ventricle is severely dilated. Wall thickness is normal. Global systolic function is abnormal. Abnormal septal motion. EF 20%. Left Atrium: Severly dilated."
Jan. Report- "Left Ventricle: Left ventricle is normal in size. Wall thickness is abnormal. Global systolic function is normal. no resting wall motion abnormalities noted. EF 35%. Left Atrium: Mildly elevated."
The overall conclusion for both reports is basically the same- severely depressed LVEF, abnormal septal motion, normal PASP, Grade I diastolic dysfunction.
It seems like the "structural" issues noted in each report are different after a few months. Is it normal to see different interpretations like this? Let me know ya'lls thoughts. Thanks.