Can someone help me understand my echocardiagram report?

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Hi, I have been suffering from heart palpitations for most of my life. Recently during a very stressful time they got a lot worse and I almost fainted a few times. I had a check up and hey ran a lot of blood tests, which were all normal, then they did an ECG which was abnormal. The report says this:

Report: Sinus rhythm ST depression in leads 2, 3 and AVF. Negative wave in lead 3 (approx 1mm).

With that they sent me to the cardiologist who did an echo, I have attached the results. They also did an exercise test which was normal. Now the doctor has told me the echo is fine and all things point to it being caused by stress. I happened to get hold of the echo report today though, I know I shouldn't read it when I don't understand but it looks bad to me, some of the things on it sound ominous.... I feel like I have a time bomb in my chest now. Can anyone tell me if I should be worried? 

In case it's relevant I am 155cm (5'1) 46kg (101lbs) and 26 years old. My BP is 100/60 and resting heart rate is 90. 

Thanks for any help! 

 

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    I would call for a second opinion or ask your doctor how your echo could be “fine”. If it states tricuspid valve regurgitation and mild pulmonary hypertension! Seems like they had difficulty with your echo so maybe another or different imaging is needed. 
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    Ya it looks like you left ventricular is normal but the image quality was not good on your right ventricular and they due mention mild pulmonary hypertension which you would see a pulmonologist to really rule that out.
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      Was that a joke? I don’t think she said lung transplant anywhere just that you needed to see a pulmonologist (lung doctor) ...... I’m confused .... 
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      I was googling pulmonary hypertension and that's what came up.... I don't see why my doctor would have essentially closed my case if there was this risk. I will make an appointment with another doctor and see what they make of the report. 

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      I would call and ask the doc you have now say that you read the report and would like to go over some questions with the nurse or doctor.  I’m in the states so it may be different where you are.
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      I am in the UK, I can make an appointment with my own doctor, just feel a bit unnerved by it now, even though he's been my doctor since I was a small child, I should be able to trust him to make these calls when he saw the report, and clearly he didn't think it was worth taking further, I just wonder why, it's like someone wants me dead or something. I wouldn't have seen this report if I hadn't have had to get my medical records for a completely unrelated thing, this was over a year ago! 

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      If those reports where over a year ago then you may need a repeat echo but at the same time if you had PH and it was left untreated for over a year you would have a really hard time breathing. I think its anxiety your having right now.
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