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how to tell if there are abnormalities during a echocardiogram

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Ultrasound of heart: An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound of the heart. Just like an ultrasound of a pregnant woman shows a real-time picture of the fetus, an echoca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Depends: Echocardiography can be done with an external probe (ultrasound) that is lubricated with scanning gel and positioned at various points on your chest t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No pain: It doesn't hurt. There's no prep. There's no radiation. It takes about 20 minutes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echo: Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is ind ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience Cardiology
Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create images, or pictures, of the heart from outside the body. It is a safe and essentially painless test that ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Right under heart: You don't examine the diaphragm muscle during an echo study, but rather you routinely obtain certain images of the heart from a position of holding th ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you are talking about blockages in the coronary arteries, the answer is no. The echo looks at the gross structure and function of the heart and val ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
No: This is a big advantage over certain other tests.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Doppler: That is the doppler part of the echocardiogram. The sound represents the flow of blood. You could get an idea of what the pictures look like by listen ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echo: Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is ind ... Read More

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