Holly Young

PATIENT: Holly Young

HISTORY: tachypnoea, interstitial lung disease on radiography, palpably abnormal structure of ventral aspect of thoracic cage – narrowed / compressed; cardiac sounds normal

Abdominal U/S

Not Applicable

Echocardiography

SUMMARY

A normal echocardiographic examination could not be performed in this patient: the abnormal structure of the ventral aspect of the thorax seems to have resulting in an abnormal positioning of the heart, and standard echocardiographic views do not produce expected images / alignment, making assessment difficult.
Cursory examination showed apparantly / subjectively normal left sided dimensions and systolic function, and mitral regurgitation was evident on colour doppler evaluation.

Referral is advised in this case.


U/S Guided Samples: Results

Not Applicable.

ECG
Not Applicable.

Endoscopy
Not Applicable.

Other

Not Applicable

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