Regional wall abnormalities are regional irregularities in the contractile functioning of the heart. Ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, hypokinesia, akinesia, etc., are the causes of regional wall abnormalities. The abnormalities are diagnosed with the help of an echocardiogram, and treatment is based on the cause.

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Kindly explain my dad's echocardiography report and further treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad underwent echocardiography. The LVEF % which used to be in the range of 45 % earlier has dropped to 30 % to 35 % range. He had an¬†episode of VT before two years and had ICD embedded. I am attaching his earlier and latest report. Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Wall motion abnormality is seen in the echo report of your father. The heart is supplied by three arteries LAD, RCA, and LCX that is, left anterior descending artery, right coronary ar...  Read Full »

What does RWMA in echocardiography mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My father aged 66 is diagnosed with these three conditions as per echocardiography. RWMA seen as per text, mild LVsystolic dysfunction, LVEF- 50 % and a clot in heart. What does it mean and what treatment shoud be given?  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Goha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The echo findings of RWMA suggests that your father has coronary artery disease which means occlusion or stenosis of coronary arteries that supplies the heart, EF 50 % means the function of the heart is borderline, and their is a clot i...  Read Full »

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