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What does a non dilated left ventricle and not dilated right

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What does a non dilated left ventricle and not dilated right ventricle mean? Normal ejection fraction and diastolic function with left and good systolic function with right. Also what does non corrected volume criteria mean? Left atrium is within normal limits by it, and what is a effusion? It reads no obvious significant pericardial effusion. Been discharged from cardiology without follow up, hence the questions.
Brief history: had 3 blackouts so far, heart murmur may have been heard with the first after I was taken to A & E and my GP told me I had systolic murmur 2 weeks later. Cardiologist told me thankfully no murmur, likely innocent flow murmur caused by sinus tachycardia (which is episodic) but has put syncope x2 associated with possible seizures, which I'm currently being investigated for.
After recent blackout had brief episodes of palpitations along with pronounced shortness of breath for couple of days after and some work colleagues commented that I seemed generally short of breath when talking and doing my usual tasks 1st day back at work.
Sorry for the long question but I don't want to go running to the GP over the slightest thing and would prefer to deal myself, I've already made some lifestyle changes such as cutting out most caffeine and sugar after experiencing episodes of feeling faint, lightheaded, dizzy, nausea, trembling and pounding palpitations. Didn't feel like panic attacks, but extremely unpleasant and seem to have resolved now. Not sure what to do about the latest stuff, especially since I'm still having episodes of shortness of breath and I don't think I'm unfit, active job and lots of walking.
Any advice welcome, many thanks!
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not sure, the neurologist I currently see recommended seeing a rheumatologist for ongoing unexplained symptoms since start of 09 (joint pain/stiffness, swollen fingers, hair loss, fatigue, mouth ulcers, summer rashes, red sensitive cheeks etc). Rheumatologist wants my GP to refer me to him for more tests, bloods so far have been in normal range or only slightly high/low. GP has ran thyroid and Ana several times, each time had been nuclear antibodies igg, antibody (speckled) level: Negative, thyroid slightly high once. Had anti ds dna twice, 57 ium/l taken few days before 2nd blackout & rash, then again few months later when I felt well at 0.3 iu m/l. Anti ss dna, ran by mistake by lab, same time as 1st anti ds dna is positive. GP thought at one point possibly arthritis....i cant take that seriously as my joints are all fine when I'm not having symptoms
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Reading back I think I've complicated this too much, I'd just like to know what non dilated ventricles, non corrected volume criteria and effusions on the echo report mean please?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
This echo is totally normalEverything is normal
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Relieved to hear it, thanks very much!
Symptoms likely to be stress related? That's my personal theory
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
I agree with that. I would consider fibromyalgia
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
please don't forget a positive rating
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Actually having slept on it my original question still hasn't been answered, I have no clue what those things on the report mean. I did not ask if it was normal and as for the fibromyalgia, well at least it gave me a good laugh. I wont be rating you and I would strongly advise anyone considering spending their hard earned cash to think very carefully. I certainty have plenty of things I should've spent £20 on.Conclusion: Vague, short and unhelpful answer
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.
I see. I figured that you would not want all the technical details.I can certainlyl explain it to you if you would like to continue

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