I am not looking for medical advice; I already have an appointment with a cardiologist.
I had an echocardiogram a few weeks ago, and I have a 3-page printout of the results. Here are the “Conclusions”:
*There is normal left ventricular systolic function.
There is concentric left ventricular hypertrophy.
Abnormal left ventricular diastolic filling is observed, consistent with impaired relaxation.
The left atrium is mild to moderately dilated.
There is mild aortic regurgitation.
There is moderate aortic stenosis.
The aortic valve area, by peak velocities, is calculated at 1.36 cm2.
There is a trace tricuspid regurgitation.
The right ventricular systolic pressure is calculated at 37 mmHg.
There is mild dilatation of the ascending aorta.
I’m 65 and diabetic. There is a family history of aortic valve needing replacement. So how much trouble am I in?