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why would i need an echocariogram

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Valve: Your bileaflet mitral valve is normal. It is a bicuspid valve. The mitral valve works like an inverted parachute when blood comes into your heart fro ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
33 years experience Radiology
Maybe: You need to contact your insurance company and see if your benefits cover the exam. Most will, but how much they will pay for and what you will need ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echocardiogram: The use of Propranolol won't materially alter the echocardiogram anatomic and functional findings.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Routine transthoracic 2decho uses colour-doppler.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Increased pressure: As long as we presume that the measurements are taken accurately, an increase in the mean gradient indicates that the left atrium has to contract with ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No change: These are 2 ways of saying the same thing. They both say that the septum (wall) between the two atria (upper chambers of heart) is not allowing any bl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience 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 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 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

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