Hi guys, hoping to get some advice or understanding of a letter my father has received.
Basically he started with chest pains some 2yrs ago and has found over this time his ability to walk and do things reduced so dramatically. He gets breathless, dizzy, and needs to stop and rest after walking only a few metres. For someone that was so active it’s hit him hard and to be honest is so aweful and gutting to see, so upsetting. For this period of time many consultants couldn’t provide a diagnosis, however his gp who has been great got him to go for an echo scan. This provided some results which sound scary, and dr google was unable to provide a simplified answer, and having to wait til next year for an appointment with a cardiologist. The letter stated
Right ventricular dilation with impaired function, estimated severe pulmonary hypertension with associated severe tricuspid regurgitation Pleural effusion
Is anyone able to provide any information on what this means??, we would be grateful of any help. Thank you and so sorry for the long post but I don’t know where else to try and gain some information to give to him, my parents ask and I can’t really tell them much. Kind regards Lisa