Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.
You should of course wait for your cardiologist to get back to you because the results of the echo are not based on a single measurement
That said, the septum measurement you provided is thickened.
I am wondering why the echo was ordered. Are they following you for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
It is not the exercise and working out that is causing the changes.
Thats a good sign. But that measurement is off and can be an early sign of septal hypertrophy.
Try to discuss it with your cardiologist as soon as possible
I do not think that thickness is necessarily "normal" As I mentioned above, it may be normal if it is the only abnormal finding. I am wondering why you have a cardiologist and are getting an echo if you are healthy. That is why I asked if they are screening you for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. About 1:500 men may have it.
I am also hoping that you will listen to the advice of your own cardiologist
I wonder why a cardiologist who order an echo at all for that reason. Its not really indicated. Is that why you had the first one?
And why did you have the second echo? If you had no symptoms why was it ordered?
It sounds like maybe you were pressing for testing that did not really need to be done and then this was found.
What was the abnormal ecg finding
So then you have to remember that the echocardiogram is not a screening test
You can be tested for the genetic mutations associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Ok so no reason for the first echo really, after the fact.
That makes sense. It could be someone with less experience reading it.
No its not a simple blood test
Not every lab does it
Thats where you order the test
No they wont You get the kit yourself, and pay for it.
I think first consult with your cardiologist and see what he thinks. You are asking me what to do to know that you are ok, those are my thoughts
Much of what I know about this is from personal experience. My son went through something similar. He is a track athlete and had cardiac issues and a similar echo. We did all the testing including thru transgenomic.
I know how you feel because I wanted to know that he would be ok to keep working out. :)
Yes, he is.
spent a good amount of money privately, as you did. But have peace of mind.
Thats fine, thats just the one I know here, they may have a UK site
Though I doubt it will shrink down in 6 months
Heres the link to the test
Ok and good luck, hope all goes well