Heart & Cardiology/lupus and recent echo

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Hi, I have lupus and over the last year have had extreme doe, chest pain etc. Had many tests including three echos in last twelve months. I am told nothing is abnormal but in the last six months the following changes on the echo reports cause me concern
Known trace mv regurgitation, new pulmonary valve regurgitation(trace), new mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. My RVSP was 26 in December now 35. Decreased left ventricular relaxation, grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. And past ekg (December) inverted T wave, last week EKG with incomplete right bundle branch block. Yet symptoms are same doctors tell me these results are normal or very common. I am 42 with a normal baseline echo in 2005 with no abnormal findings.

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Hi Dana, http://myheart.net/articles/

The findings on your echocardiogram are not particularly of concern. The valve regurgitation you have is an entirely normal finding. Your RVSP is not in a concerning range. The EKG findings although a little abnormal are not particularly of concern either, particularly as you have an essentially normal echo.

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Mustafa Ahmed MD

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Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Structural and Valve Disease

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Board Certification Internal Medicine and Cardiology Interventional and Structural Cardiology

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MD from The Royal Victoria University of Manchester, England Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Research Training - University of Alabama

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