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Dr. Rick Koch
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Echocardiogram (Definition)

Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more


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What does echocardiogram with doppler signify?

What does echocardiogram with doppler signify?

Routine test: It's a routine noninvasive test to check the heart function, including the valves. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between transthoracic echo and doppler echocardiogram.?

The same: Doppler is part of every transthoracic echo procedure. Whereas the non-doppler portion of the test outlines structures, doppler focuses on blood flow. ...Read more

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Would an (partial or full) fatrioventicular septal defect have shown up on ekg, and doppler echocardiogram if it was present in an adult? Likely?

Would an (partial or full) fatrioventicular septal defect have shown up on ekg, and doppler echocardiogram if it was present in an adult? Likely?

Yes: An atrioventricular septal defect is a serious issue which should be detected by echocardiography. It would not necessarily be detected by an ekg. ...Read more

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On echocardiogram spectral doppler shows pseudonormal (moderate) of left ventricular diastolic. Dangerous? I do have pericardial effusion.

On echocardiogram spectral doppler shows pseudonormal (moderate) of left ventricular diastolic.  Dangerous? I do have pericardial effusion.

The context matters.: pseudo-normal diastolic function also known as stage 2 diastolic dysfunction implies that the heart muscle is stiff and although it squeezes with adequate force, it does not relax efficiently and quickly to accommodate filling of the heart. It will result in increased pressure inside the chambers of the heart which can cause a pericardial effusion. You need to see your doctor to address this problem ...Read more

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I recently underwent a echocardiogram what does these results mean spectral doppler velocity of mitral valve inflow abnormal with reversal of the e and a wave amplitude ratio tissue doppler velocity of mitral valve annulus abnormal with reversal of the

Need more infomation: This is a method of looking at function during the part of the heart cycle know as diastole (when the ventricle relaxes). The information provided needs to be taken in context with other information such as pulmonary venous inflow to detemine whether there is diastolic dysfunction. ...Read more

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Had doppler echocardiogram. Report says "mild aortic insufficiency andtrace tricuspid insufficiency". Doc says this is normal findings. Any worries?

Had doppler echocardiogram. Report says "mild aortic insufficiency andtrace tricuspid insufficiency". Doc says this is normal findings. Any worries?

Probably: For a woman of 49 years old, your results are probably not "clinically" significant . This means that although your results are not entirely normal, they (the mild aortic and trace tricuspid insufficiency) do not contribute to any of your symptoms in a significant way. ...Read more

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What is doppler echocardiography?

What is doppler echocardiography?

Ultrasound: Echocardiography refers to an ultrasound study of the heart and doppler generally tracks bloodflow. ...Read more

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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

Cardiac echo is also known as Echocardiogram. Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more