Q. Is jerky septum a normal finding on the echocardiogram?

Answered by
Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 29, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 50 years old. My echo is normal with LVEF of 50% and dobutamine stress test negative for ischemia (LVEF of 58%). But, it shows a jerky septum? Is jerky septum a normal finding?

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There are a few causes of jerky septum like bundle branch block, increased pressure in the right side of the heart, and disease in the pericardium.

As your echo is normal, because of increased pressure on the right side of the heart, disease in pericardium is less likely.

As you have not provided ECG (echocardiogram), I am unable to comment on bundle branch block.

Still, a jerky septum in isolation is less likely to be pathological.

For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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