Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by China Girl, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. China Girl Senior Member

    Acronym appears in the discharge report of a person who has suffered a stroke, specifically in the section detailing the results of the Echocardiogram.

    Context as follows:

    ECOCARDIOGRAMA: HVI moderada septobasal. [...] Alts [sic] de la contractilidad tipicas de cardiopatia isquemica. IMI ligera-moderada. HTOP ligera.

    My translation at present:

    Echocardiogram: Moderate septal basal Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. Global Left Ventricular Ejection Function maintained. Contractility changes typical of ischaemic cardiopathy. Light to moderate ischaemic mitral insufficieny...
  2. Bill Osler

    Bill Osler Senior Member

    North Carolina, USA
    English, USA
    I don't think IMI stands for ischemic mitral insufficiency - that does not make sense. What about "insuficiencia mitral" = "mitral insufficiency"? That would make sense in this context. (the cosnautas web site listed IMI as an acronym for insuficiencia mitral - their acronym dictionary is one of their free resources)
    I have not found HTOP but in this context I would SPECULATE that it might be an unusual acronym for Hipertensión Pulmonar. Just a guess.

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