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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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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 teens get heart disease? Is it common or uncommon? Would it show on an Echocardiogram?

Can teens get heart disease? Is it common or uncommon? Would it show on an Echocardiogram?

Teens heart disease: Structural heart disease is uncommon in first world nations and is commoner congenital or inherited,acquired heart disease is much less frequent but not impossible. ...Read more

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Ekg and a echocardiogram and the test results were normal. Does this mean my heart is normal?

Ekg and a echocardiogram and the test results were normal. Does this mean my heart is normal?

Not necessarily: These tests can only pick up so many of the abnormalities. It is possible that you have narrowing of the coronary arteries but the blockage is not severe enough to show up in these tests. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to see what are the results of other tests, including lab tests and what, if any life style changes or medications may be needed. ...Read more

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Can stress echocardiogram cause death or a heart attack as due to have one tommoz and scared help...

Yes: Stress testing increases work a heart has to do ; can cause a heart attack by decreased blood or abnormal heart rhythms. The incidence of death or mi is .01-.02% - very low. That is why ur doctor is constantly monitoring ur symptoms, ECG ; BP and will stop at the first sign of any complications. ...Read more

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Why didn't th 3 heart catheterizations I have has find the asd or.Pfo recently found on an echocardiogram?

Why didn't th 3 heart catheterizations I have has find the asd or.Pfo recently found on an echocardiogram?

CATH: Depends on the nature of the test. If all you had was a left heart procedure and coronary angiography, those tests would not show threads or pfo. ...Read more

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What does it mean when after a 2d echocardiogram that says normal heart and then says artoic vavle is leaking?

What does it mean when after a 2d echocardiogram  that says normal heart and then says artoic vavle is leaking?

2 different things: "normal heart) likely refers to the function of your left ventricle (the main pumping chamber of the heart). Leaking aortic valve means some of the blood ejected from your heart is leaking back into the heart instead of going forward to the rest of your body. This is not always a significant problem however. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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


Dr. Prem Gupta
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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