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HomeAnswersCardiologyechocardiogramKindly review my echo results taken for heart failure.

Please explain my echo report taken for heart failure.

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At January 25, 2019
Reviewed AtDecember 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I need help reading the results of my echo a few months back. I am just not receiving the results. I had a baby a few months back and then was back in the hospital a week later with pneumonia. During my visit back to the hospital with pneumonia, the doctors said my blood work kept coming back saying I had heart failure.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your hearts' left ventricle is a bit weak (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It has a mild dysfunction. This occurs sometimes during the last month of pregnancy or five months after delivery. Many times this condition reverts to normal or almost normal within six months. I advise you to repeat the echo to know the current status of the heart. This condition is called peripartum cardiomyopathy. I hope you are taking medicines. Please follow up with the history of your condition, your symptoms, any previous illness and medicines you are taking for the heart so that I may guide you better and prescribe medicines and workup.

The Probable causes

The probable cause is weak heart.

Investigations to be done

Repeat your echocardiogram and ECG (electrocardiogram).

Probable diagnosis

The probable diagnosis is peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiology

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