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what do the yellow colors mean on an echocardiogram

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Blood flow: Color on an echocardiogram typically refers to "color doppler". The speed of blood flow through the heart can be measured with ultrasound. This is g ... Read More
Dr. Gary Roach
42 years experience Anesthesiology
Blood direction: Colors on echocardiography indicate blood direction. Red indicates flow towards the transducer, and blue indicates flow away from the transducer. Ye ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Computer coded: Doppler shift is color coded by the computer. The multiple colors you indicate is just part of this artificial color code and nothing to do with colo ... Read More
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Not much: You probably saw doppler signals - images of how sounds travel through the tissue as seen from the ultrasound probe. As long as the echocardiogram was ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Color doppler: Red is flow toward the probe and blue is flow away from the probe.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Right: Ventricular systolic pressure.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Echocardiogram: "reasonable to good" is that reader's usage and you'd have to ask that reader to be sure what was meant. In my view 50-55% is reasonable to good.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
34 years experience Cardiology
Normal: Basically, this means that the finding is within the realm of expected or normal.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
WMSI is: peak wall motion score index. It is used to predict the risk of future cardiac events. Normal=1. A WMSI of 2 indicates significant wall motion abno ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Very normal: Ejection fraction is a measurement of the strength of your heart's (actually, the left ventricle's) contraction. More precisely, it's the amount of bl ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
No: Incomplete RBBB can be a normal variant in 15% of the adult population and as such is a benign finding on ECG, not echocardiogram. It basically means ... Read More
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