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Posted by @33061982, Wed, Sep 19 2:52pm

These are my results from my echo. Mild dysfunction, trace of regurgitation and pulmonic insufficiency, right ventricular enlargement, slight left ventricular posterior wall hypertrophy with hyperkinetic appearing, pulmonary arterial pressure of 18.6 mmhg can anybody tell me what dis means???

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@33061982 Now, don't get to excited. Just that a high percentage of Amyloidosis folks, especially with LiteChain disorder, show most of these signs. I would not say you have AL, but I have Gelsolin, part of that, and I have this set, especially the LV posterior wall hypertrophy. Just make sure you do the SERUM sFLC(c) Serum Free Lite chain assay, and that the test is analyzed by a top lab, such as ARUP, Quant, Boston, etc. It really looks like a misfolded protein issue to me. Also, have your heart and lungs checked for refractile protein fibrils in the walls. httjps://bit.Ly/1w7j4j8 'Amyloid and Old Karl'

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@33061982 Now, don't get to excited. Just that a high percentage of Amyloidosis folks, especially with LiteChain disorder, show most of these signs. I would not say you have AL, but I have Gelsolin, part of that, and I have this set, especially the LV posterior wall hypertrophy. Just make sure you do the SERUM sFLC(c) Serum Free Lite chain assay, and that the test is analyzed by a top lab, such as ARUP, Quant, Boston, etc. It really looks like a misfolded protein issue to me. Also, have your heart and lungs checked for refractile protein fibrils in the walls. httjps://bit.Ly/1w7j4j8 'Amyloid and Old Karl'

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Thanks I just wanted to to know if this is heart failure??

Is it??

Hello @33061982 and welcome to Mayo Connect.

I see that this is your first post and I'm glad that you have posted your concerns about your recent Echo. I can certainly understand your concern. The report does list a lot of different things and they are not easy to understand. When you doctor ordered this Echo was it because you were having symptoms of heart problem (swelling of hands or feet, chest pain, rapid heart rate, etc.)? If so, would you care to share what those symptoms are?

As you probably know, Mayo Connect is not a place where we can interpret test results, make diagnoses nor can we give medical advice. We can only share our personal experiences and offer encouragement and suggestions.

Therefore, I would encourage you to call the doctor's office and ask for an appointment where either the doctor, or a Physician's Assistant or a Registered Nurse can sit down with you and explain what all these terms mean. Do you have a follow up appointment scheduled to discuss the results?

I have heart palpatations he said my heart was stiff, i get tired when doing daily chores or walking I can't even walk to the mailbox without being outta breath. My exercise is very limited

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