Hi, for the past few weeks I have been feeling a slight discomfort on my upper left chest/shoulder and back, I can't really call it pain more like a light pressure, strange and irritating sensation so I went to a doctor who ordered a few exams amongst them a echocardiogram 2d m.
The guy who performs the echo doesn't really talk with you and you just wait until a nurse brings you the results and I was just looking at them and the only thing that looks problematic to me is a left ventricular cavity dilatation of 58 mm. trying to figure out what it meant I went online and I see that it's a common condition amongst elite athletes, I do play sports and lift weights but I'm far from being an elite athlete, is there something else that could have caused this condition or it's just years of effort pilled up?
I'm asking this because I remember dating a brazilian girl who had heart problems because she had been bitten by a bug (yes I'm serious) and had some kind of infection, is that infection contagious?
thanks for your help