echocardiogram

Procedure
Description
Conditions (129)
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 a function of situation/reader.
Heart_rate
Slow heart rate
Common
Altitude_illness
Altitude illness
Common
Essential_hypertension
Essential hypertension
Common
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Coronary artery disease
Common
Heart_diseases
Heart diseases
Common
High_blood_pressure
High blood pressure
Common
Abnormal_heart_rhythms
Abnormal heart rhythms
Uncommon
Heart_diseases
Heart failure
Uncommon
Anxiety_disorder
Anxiety disorder
Uncommon
Heart_attack
Heart attack
Uncommon
Cardiac_arrhythmia
Cardiac arrhythmia
Uncommon
Bundle_branch_block
Atrioventricular block
Uncommon
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Uncommon
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Ischemia
Uncommon
Tetralogy_of_fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot
Uncommon
Ards
ARDS
Uncommon
Graft_versus_host_disease
Graft versus host disease
Uncommon
Myocarditis
Myocarditis
Uncommon
Dementia
Vascular dementia
Uncommon
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Hypoventilation syndromes
Uncommon
Heart_failure
Diastolic heart failure
Uncommon
Cerebral_thrombosis
Transient ischemic attack
Uncommon
Adenovirus_infection
Group B streptococcal infection
Uncommon
Patent_ductus_arteriosus
Patent ductus arteriosus
Uncommon
Atrial_fibrillation
Chronic atrial fibrillation
Uncommon
Laryngomalacia
Laryngomalacia
Uncommon
Antiphospholipid_syndrome
Antiphospholipid syndrome
Uncommon
Tendon_reflex
Neurally mediated reflex syncope
Uncommon
Aortic_stenosis
Aortic regurgitation
Uncommon
Blood_clot
Blood clot in lung
Uncommon
Mitral
Tricuspid regurgitation
Uncommon
Atrial_fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation
Uncommon
Patent_foramen_ovale
Patent foramen ovale
Uncommon
Mitral_valve_replacement
Mitral valve prolapse
Uncommon
Listeria_infection
Listeria infection
Uncommon
Myocardial_infarction
ST elevation myocardial infarction
Uncommon
Non-hodgkins_lymphoma
Non Hodgkin's lymphoma
Uncommon
Ventricular_septal_defect_repair
Ventricular septal defects
Uncommon
Cardiomyopathy
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Uncommon
Baby
Infantile spasm
Uncommon
Atrial_fibrillation
Acute atrial fibrillation
Uncommon
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Down syndrome
Uncommon
Mental_retardation
Mental retardation
Uncommon
Congestive_heart_failure
Congestive heart failure
Uncommon
Infarction
Non ST elevation myocardial infarction
Uncommon
Very_late_puberty
Very late puberty
Uncommon
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Cardiac arrest
Uncommon
Endocarditis
Infection of heart valves
Uncommon
Sepsis
Sepsis
Uncommon
Mitral_regurgitation
Mitral regurgitation
Uncommon
Mrsa
MRSA
Uncommon
Hemochromatosis
Hemochromatosis
Uncommon
Polycystic_kidney_disease
Polycystic kidney disease
Uncommon
Pulmonary_abscess
Lung abscess
Uncommon
Syncope
Syncope
Uncommon
Supraventricular_tachycardia
Nonsustained ventricular tachycardia
Uncommon
Cardiomyopathy
Chronic cardiomyopathy
Uncommon
Inflammation_of_lining_of_the_heart
Inflammation of lining of the heart
Uncommon
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Shock
Uncommon
Atrial_septal_defect
Atrial septal defects
Uncommon
Heart_enlargement
Aortic stenosis
Uncommon
Rapid_heart_beat
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Uncommon
Sleep_apnea
Sleep apnea
Uncommon
Antibiotic
Amphetamine abuse
Uncommon
Heart_attack
Unstable angina
Uncommon
Bacterial_endocarditis
Bacterial endocarditis
Uncommon
Cardiomyopathy
Restrictive cardiomyopathy
Uncommon
Burkitt_lymphoma
Lymphoma
Uncommon
Cat_scratch_fever
Cat scratch fever
Rare
Lungs
Q fever
Rare
Alagille_syndrome
Alagille syndrome
Rare
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Dressler syndrome
Rare
Aortic_stenosis
Pulmonary stenosis
Rare
Lymphoma
MALT lymphoma
Rare
Fibromyalgia
Marfan syndrome
Rare
Aspirin
Aspirin overdose
Rare
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Angina
Rare
Esophageal_cancer
Esophageal cancer
Rare
Fever
Rheumatic fever
Rare
Meningococcal_disease
Meningococcal disease
Rare
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Buerger disease
Rare
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Scleroderma
Rare
Heart_failure
Tricuspid stenosis
Rare
Heart_rate
Atrial flutter
Rare
Funnel_chest
Funnel chest
Rare
Ventricular_fibrillation
Sustained ventricular tachycardias
Rare
Aortic_stenosis
Aortic coarctation
Rare
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Hypoplastic left heart
Rare
Acute_adult_leukemia
Acute myelogenous leukemia
Rare
Tsc
TSC
Rare
Swelling_of_fingers
CREST syndrome
Rare
Aortic_dissection
Aortic dissection
Rare
Neutropenia
Febrile neutropenia
Rare
Wolff_parkinson_white_syndrome
Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
Rare
Aortic_stenosis
Mitral stenosis
Rare
Turner_syndrome
Turner syndrome
Rare
Pulmonary_hypertension
Pulmonary regurgitation
Rare
Decompression_sickness
Decompression sickness
Rare
Salmonella
Syphilis
Rare
Fetal_alcohol_syndrome
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Rare
Cardiac_tamponade
Cardiac tamponade
Rare
Blood_type_a_negative
Kawasaki disease
Rare
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Myelofibrosis
Rare
Patau_syndrome
Patau syndrome
Rare
Williams_syndrome
Williams syndrome
Rare
Ischemia
Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18)
Rare
Dermatomyositis
Dermatomyositis
Rare
Kwashiorkor
Kwashiorkor
Rare
Amyloidosis
Amyloidosis
Rare
South_american_trypanosomiasis
South American trypanosomiasis
Rare
Pulmonary_hypertension
Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
Rare
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DiGeorge syndrome
Rare
Bacterial_infections
Hantavirus infection
Rare
Churg-strauss_syndrome
Churg Strauss syndrome
Rare
Polyarteritis_nodosa
Polyarteritis nodosa
Rare
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Long QT Syndrome
Rare
Fever
Familial Mediterranean fever
Rare
Atrial_tachycardia
Atrial myxoma
Rare
Alport_syndrome
Alport syndrome
Rare
Huntingtons_disease
Hereditary lysosomal storage diseases
Rare
Ehlers_danlos_syndrome
Ehlers Danlos syndrome
Rare
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Basal cell nevus syndrome
Angina_and_chest_pain
Angina and Chest Pain
Embolus
Embolus
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Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
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Velocardiofacial syndrome
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Anasarca
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Pompe disease
Anxiety
Anxiety

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Dr. Adam Lowry answered:

Is an ekg an echocardiogram?

Very different...

Echocardiogram
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.
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What does an echocardiogram do?

Images the heart

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An echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to deliver a set of moving images of the heart. It gives us a lot of information about the function (and the strength) of the heart, its valves and the blood flow through the chambers.
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What does a echocardiogram show?

Several things

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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
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How do doctors do a echocardiogram?

Ultrasound of heart

Echocardiogram
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.
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What do echocardiogram calipers do?

MEASUREMENTS

Echocardiography
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
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Can echocardiogram see heart tumour?

Echo

Cardiac
Echo can image cardiac tumor
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Echocardiogram is it the same a ekg?

ECHO

Echocardiogram
echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets
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Dr. Gary Roach answered:

How does an echocardiogram function?

Doppler effect

Echocardiogram
The echocardiogram utilizes ultrasound and a principle called the doppler effect. Doppler effect means sound waves are reflected at different velocities and this information is electronically transformed to allow visualization of structural details and provide information about blood flow velocities.
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Is an ecg same as an echocardiogram?

NO

Echocardiogram
ECG is an electrocardiogram or EKG. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of the heart and valvular structures.
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Dr. Mark W. Gujer answered:

How do you falsify an echocardiogram?

Not sure

Echocardiogram
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.
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