I am a 40 years old male. I have been experiencing shortness of breath for few years. Recently, I noticed that the shortness of breath is getting worth especially during activity and exercise.
My Dr performed blood testes, X-ray for the chest, ECG, and stress test. All results came back normal.
He then decided to perform an echocardiogram. The results showed that everything is normal: LVEF 61%, RVSP 20 mmhg, and all measurements are within normal range.
The only concern noted is mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation.
1- How alarming is this? I am reading conflicting information.
2- How fast does mild to moderate progress to severe?
3- Are there any activity restriction such as exercise and hiking?
Has someone experienced this issue before and can share the outcome. I am planning to follow up with my Dr, but he is out of office until new year.