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6w4d preg, echo poor area measuring 16x8x4mm small area of bleeding adjacent to sac. What does this mean?

6w4d preg, echo poor area measuring 16x8x4mm small area of bleeding adjacent to sac. What does this mean?

Bleeding: Often we see these areas of bleed in early pregnancy, sub chorionic, and it doesn't mean you will lose the pregnancy but is often the cause. Of bleeding that is reported in early pregnancy Read more

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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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Male 27.both kidneys contracted, incr cortical echo, poor cortico med diff. BUN is 22, creatinine 2.7, no BP no choles. Urea 46all electrolyte serum normal?

Male 27.both kidneys contracted, incr cortical echo, poor cortico med diff. BUN is 22, creatinine 2.7, no BP no choles. Urea 46all electrolyte serum normal?

Emergency: You have kidney failure. We can confirm this. But you must sign off of the internet and get to a kidney specialist and perhaps begin readying for transplant. I have no idea what you expect on the internet. But the cause of your problem cannot be deduced in this question or in this forum. Read more

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What would abnormal septal motion on an echo and poor R wave progression on an ECG for the same patient suggest?

What would abnormal septal motion on an echo and poor R wave progression on an ECG for the same patient suggest?

Several things: Pulmonary hypertension in a young woman. Previous anteroseptal myocardial infarction in an older person. LBBB (left bundle branch block) if present, would account for both. Previous heart surgery could do this. A perfusion nuclear study would help to clarify this. Read more

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Experienced breathlessness, s.tachycardia my dr did EKG and echo and found poor R wave abnormal septal motion what tests will a cardiologist do next?

Experienced breathlessness, s.tachycardia my dr did EKG and echo and found poor R wave abnormal septal motion what tests will a cardiologist do next?

Maybe a CT or MRI: The peoblem you mention suggest heart muscle damage which is very strange for a 19 year old. For an older person with risk factors for heart disease, a cardiac catheterization may be in order. For someone your age, an MRI or a cardiac CT may be diagnostic Read more

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Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?

Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?

Ecg: Poor R wave progression doesn't necessarily mean anything. If your echo images are normal, that confirms the 'poor R wave progression' in your case isn't anything to be concerned about. Read more

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What is an echo test?

Sounds waves: Sounds waves are bounced over the organ being studied to get the outline on the viewing screen. Read more

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How does an echo function?

How does an echo function?

Bounces sound waves: An echocardiogram is simply an ultrasound. Like any other ultrasound, including those used by fishing boats, the fundamental principle is to send high-frequency sound waves into the target (heart) and measure the time it takes to return to the transducer (echo). The resulting picture is a measure of the distance traveled and the physical properties of the material it passed through. Read more

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How do I prepare for an echo test?

Nothing to worry: Echo is ultrasound of the heart. Can be done anytime and no need for any preparation. Read more

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Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echocardiography: What is the question? Echo is noninvasive ultrasound study of the heart. It tells us about the heart valves, chamber sizes, any clots, vegetations, tumors, septal thickening, wall motion, function of the ventricles (heart failure). Also special studies can detect septal defects. Read more

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My ef ftp echo is 62%. Is that normal?

My ef ftp echo is 62%. Is that normal?

Normal: An ejection fraction between 50 to 75% is normal. That's the fraction of blood pumped out of your left ventricle with every beat. If you pumped 100% of the blood out of the chamber with each beat, it would take too much pressure and time to refill! Read more

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If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

Yes: People with marfan syndrome are at risk for serious valvular and vascular abnormalities. If you are simply "marfanoid" you need to be evaluated to determine if you may have marfan syndrome. Read more

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What does and/or will an echo gram detect?

What does and/or will an echo gram detect?

Good question: Electrocardiograph shows by the use of ultrasound (like what a bat uses to see ahead) to examine & measure structure and functioning of organs like the heart & to diagnose abnormalities & diseases. Read more

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Are you supposed to fast before an echo test?

No.: You are not mentioning which organ is getting an "echo" test. But in any case, fasting is not required. If it is a cardiac echo, no special prep needed. If it is a uterine echo, no fasting but drinking a lot of water beforehand is recommended. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: echo?

What is the definition or description of: echo?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen. Read more

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What we do for 2d echo for my wife age 49year old?

What we do for 2d echo for my wife age 49year old?

Echocardiogram: Both radiologists and cardiologists can perform echocardiograms, at least here in the states. I don't know about the philippines. Ask your family doc for appropriate referral to someone s/he trusts. Read more

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What does mv insufficiency mean for a diagnosis to do a echo?

Leaky valve: When your heart pumps blood, the mitral valve closes, and blood is pumped out an open aortic valve. If you mitral valve shows 'insufficiency', there is some degree of leak allowing blood to be pumped back up to the. And function. Talk to your doc about your particular diagnosis. Read more

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Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Complex Question.: We need to see the echocardiogram report & go over any symptoms that you might be experiencing in order to interpret the echocardiogram IN CONTEXT. (An isolated number rarely means anything). The LV Posterior Wall (LVPW) % thickening is an "M-mode" measurement that compares LVPW thickness in systole vs diastole. 24% to 80% thinning is considered to be within reference. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. Read more

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Echo results normal on vscan. So would someone do better with fullblown echo?

Normal is normal: You can't do better then normal. Echo is a simple anatomical test. As long as the quality was good and the interpreting doctor knew what there are doing, u should be ok. If clinical suspicion for disease is high, then u should get a complete echo in a certified echo facility. Read more

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