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Why would you check the diaphragm during echocardiogram?

Why would you check the diaphragm during echocardiogram?

Respiratory function: This would allow the person reading the echocardiogram to determine if any respiratory difficulties might be due to diaphragmatic dysfunction. ...Read more

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Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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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?

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?

Aneurysm: If they scanned the descending aorta, they will be able to determine the size and any distention. this finding would support a aneurysm, so the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Hi 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, ?

Hi 
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,
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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

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How do you falsify an echocardiogram?

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

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What is getting an echocardiogram like?

What is getting an echocardiogram like?

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 more

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What is the function of an echocardiogram?

What is the function of an echocardiogram?

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 more

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Help, what to expect for an echocardiogram?

Help, what to expect for 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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Why is an echocardiogram performed on a person?

Why is an echocardiogram performed on a person?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens in a echocardiogram?

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

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Please tell me what to expect for an echocardiogram?

Please tell me what to expect for an echocardiogram?

No pain: It doesn't hurt. There's no prep. There's no radiation. It takes about 20 minutes. ...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 also. ...Read more

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What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

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 more

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Is an EKG an echocardiogram?

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 more

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Is an ECG same as an echocardiogram?

NO: Ecg is an electrocardiogram or ekg. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of the heart and valvular structures. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram is it the same a ekg?

ECHO: Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets. ...Read more

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Is an EKG and echocardiogram the same?

Is an EKG and echocardiogram the same?

Different: Ekg (electrocardiogram) refers to a graph of the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiogram refers to ultrasound test which allows to actually see the structure and function of the heart. ...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

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Has mvp ever been missed on an echocardiogram?

Has mvp ever been missed on an echocardiogram?

Yes: Yes , no test is 100% sensitive. Sometimes Amyl Nitrite is given to make the prolapse more apparent on echo. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram (Definition)

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