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What is global hypokinesis?

What is global hypokinesis? Can you explain to me the definition of the following: severe LVE, severe depressed LV systolic function, ejection fraction 10-15%, severe diastolic dysfunction, focal 90-95% lesion in proximal circumflex and discrete 50-60% lesion in proximal RCA?

submitted by Eric from San Antonio, Texas on 2/6/2012


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD    George Younis, MD

Global hypokinesis means the heart strength is globally weak - all the walls are weak, as opposed to regionally weak - in which case one or more walls are weak and others ok.  These test results are best explained by your doctor, but in general terms, it shows a heart that is very weak with some moderate and severe blockages in the coronary arteries.       

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Updated February 2012
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