Is there any remedy for regional wall motion abnormality (RWMA)?
Regional wall motion abnormality (RWMA) is usually noted on echocardiogram (ultrasound imaging of the heart). It indicates abnormal motion of a region of the left ventricle (lower muscular chamber of the heart). RWMA is usually due to decreased blood supply to that region of the heart muscle. If irreversible damage to the muscle has not occurred, it can improve once the blood supply is restored. If irreversible damage has occurred, the abnormality is unlikely to recover. Methods of improving blood supply include clot dissolving medications in the immediate phase after occlusion of vessel by a blood clot, removal of blocks by angioplasty or bypassing the blocks by coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.
No regional wall motion abnormality, often noted on echocardiogram reports indicates that all regions of the heart are contracting normally.