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Echocardiogram

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Images the heart: An echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to deliver a set of moving images of the heart. It gives us a lot of information about the function (and the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Several things: The heart muscle, the valves, arteries such as the aorta, the four chambers of the heart, fluid around the heart if present, how hard the heart is con ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ultrasound: An echocardiorgam is a test used to visualize the heart pump functoin and valves in a non-invasive fashion. Gel is placed on your chest allowing con ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not sure: What you mean. The ekg has two readings. The computer generated read is immediate and not always correct. Then an over read by a physician is made and ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: An echocardiogram will usually show if you have significant aortic stenosis or insufficiency.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
AI: Aortic insufficiency likely is always abnormal,serial clinical monitoring in mild AI is all that's needed absent other clinical factors
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
U need periodic-: Cardio logical evaluation!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Usually: Echo is usually the preferred test due to availability. Cardiac MRI actually can be more accurate, however (via phase contrast).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience in Cardiology
Sure: any echo can look for indirect evidence of Pulm HTN such as right heart failure or high velocity tricuspid regurgitation. direct pressure measurement ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Witte
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Although an echocardiogram can detect atrial fibrillation, there are easier ways to diagnose it. Your doctor should be able to tell if your pulse is i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pretty much all of: Them, with few exceptions.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
ECHO: Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Aortic regurg & echo: Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves. Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Pulmonary HTN: Echo can detect pulmonary hypertension, but no signs of it on echo does not necessarily rule it out. Right heart catheterization is the most accurate ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normal ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Echocardiography: What is the question? Echo is noninvasive ultrasound study of the heart. It tells us about the heart valves, chamber sizes, any clots, vegetations, tu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Klein
16 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes, a holter will detect an arrhythmia only if you have the arrhythmia during the monitoring period (while wearing it). Sometimes people need a longe ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience in Cardiology
CAD: Neither.... Treadmill ecg, nuclear test, coronary cta, coronary angiogram...
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Golden
21 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: A thorough echocardiogram would include evaluation of the mitral valve, and would easily show whether or not it prolapses.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Ultrasound: Echocardiography refers to an ultrasound study of the heart and doppler generally tracks bloodflow.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes, a good quality echocardiogram can show how the heart muscle is contracting and even give an estimate of the ejection fraction.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggest ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It's highly sensitive for picking up pericardial effusion with a positive predictive value approaching 100%.
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