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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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Would a stress test, echocardiogram, or an EKG detect if you have an arrhythmia if they aren't looking?

Would a stress test, echocardiogram, or an EKG detect if you have an arrhythmia if they aren't looking?

Maybe: Only if they were lucky enough to be looking at the time. A holster monitor would be a better choice to monitor and record cardiac activity over a period of time. ...Read more

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Hi! Would an echocardiogram detect an abnormal heartbeat or arrhythmia? I had one done within the year but still get random flutter and heart racing

Hi! Would an echocardiogram detect an abnormal heartbeat or arrhythmia?  I had one done within the year but still get random flutter and heart racing

Cardiac exam: The examination of your heart begins with observation, auscultation of your heart tones and palpation. Arrhythmia or abnormal heartbeat will be detected by your pulse examination, Electrocardiogram (EKG), and then by further investigation with holtor monitor or ZIO patch your cardiologist can detect arrhythmia that is sporadic. Echocardiogram can detect flow, valve, and structural/size problems ...Read more

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24 y/o make occasional heart thumping hard/palpitations when laying down.Echocardiogram clear ekgshows sinus arrythmia. Doc says that's normal.Advice?

24 y/o make occasional heart thumping hard/palpitations when laying down.Echocardiogram clear ekgshows sinus arrythmia. Doc says that's normal.Advice?

Less stress: Up to 6 abnormal beats per min. Are considered normal.The more you think about it the more stress you have;and more pac's.And avoid caffeine as in coffee and many soda drinks like monster, bull, and energy drinks. ...Read more

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Could an echocardiogram show if you have a weak heart?

Could an echocardiogram show if you have a weak heart?

Echo: An echocardiogram can usually indicate if there is a mechanical problem. No test is without the possibility of missing something however. ...Read more

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Help please. Could an echocardiogram show if you have a weak heart?

Help please. Could an echocardiogram show if you have a weak heart?

Yes: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that specifically evaluates heart structure (anatomy) and function (how well the heart squeezes and fills). This is an excellent test to look for heart muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What does a echocardiogram show?

What does a echocardiogram show?

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 contracting, whether it is too weak or too thick. ...Read more

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What are normal measurements for an echocardiogram? Is there a website that shows normal ranges?

Echocardiogram: Measurements are age related. You can go to the website of the american society of echocardiography. ...Read more

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So what shows if you have a blockage all I had was an echocardiogram and he tells me I have 40 percent blockage ?

Echo: Your question suggests you didn't understand what you were told. You should ask the Doc to explain to you what was learned from the echo and make clear to you what it means. ...Read more

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Does an echocardiogram show aortic size?

Does an echocardiogram show aortic size?

Echo: Echocardiogram shows the aortic size in the planes imaged, it generally does a good job of it. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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