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Have been dealing with chest/abdomen problems due to health anxiety for months, have had echocardiogram, is that enough to rule out serious problem?
No not exactly: But it will provide useful information on heart & valve function. ...Read more
During my echocardiogram the nurse also scanned over my abdomen (pulse present). Will the doc be able to confirm there is or isn't an Ab. aneurysm?
Im 29 year male
I had pain in upper abdomen and near left rib I had ecg 5 to 6 times normal,stress test negative,echocardiography normal,
Just a thought: but you may have "splenic flexure syndrome" caused by intestinal gas collecting in the "highest" portion of your large intestine which is the part that CURVES under your spleen ..way up almost under the left side of your rib cage! Just gas!!!! (If exercising...running makes it worse...that may be a clue that this diagnosis is correct! (See X (between 2 and 3 illustration) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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 agrees with or corrects and improves the accuracy of the reading. A wrong computer generated read is not a falsification but a weakness in the technology at this point. ...Read more
Echocardiogram: This is a non-invasive heart examination with ultrasound much like an obstetric ultrasound study except that it is directed at the heart. It is generally painless and involves no radiation exposure. Of all cardiac studies, it probably tells us more about cardiac structure and function than any other cardiac test. Don't worry about having one done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looks at heart: An echocardiogram uses sound waves (sonar) to look at the structure and function of the heart. The strength of the heart muscle, size of the various heart chambers and the structure and function of the heart valves is determined. Damaged heart from a heart attack can be seen any any valves that are narrowed (stenosed) or leaky are easily seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Echocardiography is performed to provide information about the structure and function of the heart. It can provide information about structural abnormalities such as valve abnormalities and congenital defects. It is also helpful to determine how well the heart functions as well as pressures inside the heart. It can also be utilized to look for abnormalities of the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Echocardiography can be done with an external probe (ultrasound) that is lubricated with scanning gel and positioned at various points on your chest to view the heart. Better images can be obtained with trans esophageal echo which requires passage of a probe on a flexible scope like handle down your esophagus under sedation as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more
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 also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very different...: An ekg (or "ecg") is a visual representation of the electrical activity of the heart, on paper. An echocardiogram is a set of images or videos the represent the structure and function of the heart based on sound waves. They are very different and often used to complement each other in the evaluation of possible cardiac problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers