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What does it mean if a heart tremor was found on your echocardiogram?

What does it mean if a heart tremor was found on your echocardiogram?

Maybe a murmur?: Not sure what a tremor is on echo. I suspect they told you you had a murmur. A murmur is a vibration in the heart which may be due to a leaky heart valve, or a narrowed heart valve. This may or may not ever need to be surgically repaired, but most commonly will need to be reassessed in the future, earlier if you develop symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Yes: Yes, a good quality echocardiogram can show how the heart muscle is contracting and even give an estimate of the ejection fraction. ...Read more

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Does an echocardiogram tell everything thats is majorly dangerously wrong with the heart?

Does an echocardiogram tell everything thats is majorly dangerously wrong with the heart?

Not at all: It can't see narrowed or blocked coronary arteries or electrical shortcuts or arhythmias. ...Read more

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What does an echocardiogram tell about your heart?

A bundle!: Size, shape, function ( how well the muscle squeezes) and valve structure and leakage. Can also get info about pressures. ...Read more

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Does an echocardiogram tell everything thats is wrong with the heart?

NO: Echocardiography can tell a lot about heart function, valvular function and motion, it can also tell about fluid around the heart .But it may not tell exactly about narrowing or the coronary arteries as well as completely diagnosed congenital heart disease and grade of the shunt. ...Read more

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Will echocardiogram show blockages in heart? I'm 6ft, 150lbs, athlete (39y/o) and had one 5 years ago. how often are they 'good' for?

Will echocardiogram show blockages in heart? I'm 6ft, 150lbs, athlete (39y/o) and had one 5 years ago. how often are they 'good' for?

No: An echocardiogram at rest will not show blockage. If the blockage has caused damage 9heart attack) this may be seen on the echo as an area of abnormal wall motion. An echo done during a stress test (stress echo) can indirectly indicate if a portion of the heart is suffering from reduced blood flow - which would indicate a significant blockage. ...Read more

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I had a clear echocardiogram about 19 months ago. Could someone still have heart issues this soon after having a clear one?

Echo: The Echo can certainly change in 19mo. People with anxiety as a prominent part of their picture generally have anxiety to explain their symptoms however. Your doc can judge if you status has changed. ...Read more

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What does a higher than normal range ivsd, lvpwd and lvpws means in an heart echocardiogram? What does an fs% lower than normal mean too? Mine at 28%

What does a higher than normal range ivsd, lvpwd and lvpws means in an heart echocardiogram? What does an fs% lower than normal mean too? Mine at 28%

Range : A range is just that: a range. With mostly 2 standard deviations above and below mean. Some normal values will be higher and some will be lower. These ranges, just like a fractional shortening, are only part of the info a complete echo report gives you. ...Read more

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Why would the heart not be visible on a echocardiogram imagaing, ?

Why would the heart not be visible on a echocardiogram imagaing,  ?

several possibilites: Ultrasound doesn't penetrate air and has difficulty with excessive depth of tissue - thus if you have COPD or are unusually thin or are unusually overweight, the ultrasound will have trouble imaging your heart. If you were born with dextrocardia (heart on the wrong side), us won't find it (unless they look hard!). Finally, their equipment may have malfunctioned. Go elsewhere if you're able. ...Read more

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Can heart failure be picked up on echocardiogram?

Can heart failure be picked up on echocardiogram?

Yes: This is the main test used to evaluate heart function and contraction real time. It can be used to see the "pumping ability" of the heart or its failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

Cardiac echo is also known as Echocardiogram. 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


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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more