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What is an echocardiogram and how is it helpful?

What is an echocardiogram and how is it helpful?

Ultrasound of heart: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. It gives the cardiologist a lot of information about the function of the heart and its valves, the size of the different chambers and the flow of blood through the different chambers. It can be done from the surface of the chest or from inside the food pipe (esophagus). ...Read more

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How do doctors do an echocardiogram?

Ultrasound of heart: Generally a technologist performs the echo which is an ultrasound of the heart. They follow a methodical procedure to take images of the heart via ultrasound from the chest. The tech also takes measurements. All of these views are put together to create a file of images and the tech puts the measurements together in a report. The doctor review the images, the report and then reports on findings. ...Read more

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What do echocardiogram calipers do?

What do echocardiogram calipers do?

MEASUREMENTS: There are various measurements made of heart structures, such as thickness of the heart muscle, or diameter of the chambers and blood vessels. A caliper is placed on the area of interest to make the measurement. Place one leg of the caliper on the anterior aorta and the other on the posterior. If you do this with the echo machine it will calculate the distance. You can use a hand held caliper as well. ...Read more

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How do doctors do an echocardiogram?

How do doctors do an echocardiogram?

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 indicated in many conditions including ischemia. The test is not uncomfortable and is painless. ...Read more

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Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Yes : Echo of the heart shows heart strength or ejection fraction and many other functions including valve function. ...Read more

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How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?

How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?

See below: We look at the heart muscle, the valves, the other blood vessels. We look at the structures themselves to see if they are normal or not. Valves for instance can be thickened or have calcium in them. The heart muscle can be too thick or may not contract normally. The doppler part involves looking at the direction and speed of flow of the blood. It might tell us that a valve is leaking or blocked. ...Read more

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Can a typical echocardiogram detect angina?

Can a typical echocardiogram detect angina?

Only: If you are actively having the problem at the time of the echo. It shows abnormal movement of the cardiac muscle due to oxygen and blood flow deprivation. ...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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What are the applications of an echocardiogram?

What are the applications of an echocardiogram?

Cardiac function: The echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of cardiac structure and function. It allows the cardiologist to examine chamber sizes, wall thickness, and contraction of the ventricles. It also shows the heart valves and whether they are narrowed or leak. The pericardium (sack around the heart) and great vessels (aorta, vena cava) are also visualized. Many heart diseases may be detected via this. ...Read more

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How risky is a stress echocardiogram cheers.....

Stress echo: A stress echocardiogram is not risky to undergo. If you were, however, to experience ischemia or low blood flow to the heart, this would be the best place to know-under the supervision of a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does echocardiogram reliably diagnose rv hypotrophy?

Yes: You probably mean hyper trophy which means thickened right ventricle. Either way, echocardiography is reliable. ...Read more

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Can cardiomyopathy be diagnosed with an echocardiogram?

Can cardiomyopathy be diagnosed with an echocardiogram?

Cardiomyopathy: The best answer is partly. A cardiomyopathy is a weakness in the heart muscle causing the heart not to pump normally. This can be seen on an echo, however, you can't tell whether the weakness in the heart muscle is due to damage from heart disease or a weakness in the muscle. The other way to diagnose a cardiomyopathy is by a cardiac catheterization. ...Read more

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What is difference between echocardiogram and echogram?

Probably nothing: Most likely they refer to the same thing which is an ultrasound of the heart. Technically however, an echogram could examine any part of the body with ultrasound. ...Read more

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How come I need an echocardiogram, after having an angiogram?

The: Angiogram does a great job of telling us the degree of occlusion within the heart blood vessels. The echo however gives us information about the muscle and valve function. These two things together are needed for the best care. ...Read more

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What can an echocardiogram detect in a healthy-looking teenager?

What can an echocardiogram detect in a healthy-looking teenager?

Different things: It can detect any congenital (inborn) abnormalities of the heart muscle, valves or blood vessels. It's a mon invasive routine test that a physician would order if the physical exam reveals a murmur or the ECG looks suspicious or the teenager had symptoms. ...Read more

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