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Do I have a severe heart problem? The conclusion of my 2D echocardiogram shows normal left ventricular resting systolic function; calculated ejection fraction of 71%; diastolic profile consistent with advanced diastolic dysfunction; normal right ventricular size function; mitral and aortic sclerosis; normal pulmonary artery pressure.
submitted by Estela from Manila, Philippines on 11/5/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD
The test indicates the heart has difficulty relaxing which can be a potential cause of shortness of breath and congestive heart failure. I cannot comment on severity without more clinical context. That question is better answered by your doctor.
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Updated November 2013