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How long should it take to get back my echocardiogram?

How long should it take to get back my echocardiogram?

1-2 days: Most are read on day performed unless its a mobile outreach situation. ...Read more

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Are echocardiogram with contrast safe? What does it show? How long does the test take? Is it only larger hospitals that do this? Thanks in advance!

Contrast echo: This is a safe procedure. The bubble contrast, either from agitated saline or commercial products provide better imaging (ultrasound physics). This is turn allows for a better assessment of the heart's function and structure, commonly performed to look
for shunts between the chambers of the heart that should not be there. Mainly done at hospitalized, but some clinics do it to. Not a long proc. ...Read more

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If I take overdose of terbutaline sulphate does it get reflected in echocardiography?

If I take overdose of terbutaline sulphate does it get reflected in echocardiography?

Overdose?!: The important answer I need is why did you do that? Intentional or accidental? Terbutaline can have serious side effects with normal dosing let alone in excess. The echocardiographic evidence would not necessarily be specific to the drug but could reflect any arrythmias that may develop. If you just did this I recommend you head to a local ed or call 911. ...Read more

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How much time does a complete echocardiogram take?

How much time does a complete echocardiogram take?

15-30 minutes: Depending on your physique, presence or absence of pathology, and the skill and schedule of the sonographer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to alter echocardiogram results to make them false? And how? Just curious.

Many: Many things can alter some aspects of echocardiogram result including hemodynamic status, cardiac ischemia, and drugs to name a few but there are many more. Understand that the echocardiogram result is a picture of the heart function/structure at a given time, namely at the time the test is conducted. Although there is the capability to acquire 3 d images now, mostly the images are 2 dimensional and can capture misleading results if a thorough exam is not performed to get a complete picture. There are no "false" results per se just perhaps incomplete and at one point in time which may change at another time. ...Read more

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For slight murmurs, is it appropriate to get an EKG or an echocardiogram?

Both: Both an ekg and an echo might be appropriate for diagnosis of a murmur. Complete evaluation can depend on when it was recognized and whether you are having any other symptoms, such as dizziness, skipping beats, or shortness of breath. Some murmurs are benign but you should always let your physician know if something is new or changing with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I masturbate even though I had a echocardiogram I haven't got results it's been 2 days? Would it be safe?

Hard to say: Since we have no idea what your state of health is or why you had the study, it is difficult to say whether any type of "workout" would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram results normal. But when he listens he hears murmur. What's up?

Echocardiogram results normal. But when he listens he hears murmur. What's up?

Echo: You were probably referred for an echo upon your physician hearing the murmur - if echo demonstrates normal cardiac structure and function, the murmur is what we refer to as an "innocent murmur" - this means it is being caused just by hearing the normal sound of blood going through the heart. Discuss your concerns/questions with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I had an echocardiogram done recently, and the results showed that my septal wall measurement = 1.5. Is it possible that I have cardiomyopathy?

I had an echocardiogram done recently, and the results showed that my septal wall measurement = 1.5. Is it possible that I have cardiomyopathy?

Possible: But more complicated than merely a measurement. The quality of the echo image is crucial along with the rest of the cardiac findings. Then symptoms must be evaluated. This is very comprehensive and the conversation must be done with your cardiologist who has reviewed the echo. 1.5 cm is thick but must be placed in context. ...Read more

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Are the following results good & what do they signify from my echocardiogram? Health/mental stress test is normal, resistance stress is low.

Don't Understand: The types of stress listed in the question are unclear to me.

Usually an echocardiogram is done at rest, and sometimes at cardiac stress, with exercise, or more commonly, with a medicine to increase cardiac workload. ...Read more

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I had an echocardiogram done and I need help reading the results. What is mistral and aortic valve leaflet calcification?

I had an echocardiogram done and I need help reading the results. What is mistral and aortic valve leaflet calcification?

Actually: You and your doctor need to review this together. We may able to define these terms for you - but we do not know the context they are in. This should be done between doctor and patient. Not between patient and an unknown, online medical provider who does not have your history. ...Read more

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About 15 months ago I had an echocardiogram which led to good results. What is the likely of having heart problems since my last test?

Heart problems: There are many kinds of 'heart problems'. Having a normal echocardiogram rules out many of them and is unlikely to change without something happening to you and signalling its presence by symptoms. Those 'heart problems' not demonstrated by echocardiogram, of course, aren't included. ...Read more

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Recently sick & took Mucinex (guaifenesin)-D. I also had previously sched. Echocardiogram. I forgot to mention the Mucinex (guaifenesin) to cardio. Will it affect the results?

Unlikely: The decongestant ("D") in Mucinex (guaifenesin) D can cause vasoconstriction and increase the blood pressure. I would expect minor-to-no changes for the overall echo interpretation. You may mention this to the cardiologist at follow up (since s/he can use this information in the context of your history and findings). ...Read more

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Is it common for people with benign pvcs to also get pacs? Normal ecgs and echocardiogram

Is it common for people with benign pvcs to also get pacs? Normal ecgs and echocardiogram

Possible: Having symptoms with any arrhythmia justifies further evaluation. I am glad your echo is normal. You do need a way to document your arrhythmia. This could be using Kardia from AliveCor or an event monitor. You can document if you have PAC's or PVC's. Treatment will depend on findings. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I had an abnormal ekg and I'm going to get a echocardiogram soon how often are ekgs wrong? I'm worried and can anxiety mess up an ekg?

I had an abnormal ekg and I'm going to get a echocardiogram soon how often are ekgs wrong? I'm worried and can anxiety mess up an ekg?

EKGs are...just OK.: Truth be told, the EKG isn't the most informative test in the world. It's good as a screening test, but regardless of the results of such, if we think someone is truly at heart risk, we test further (stress test for example). And even if the EKG suggests an abnormality, we often need to confirm with more testing (2D Echo, for example). So it's not the most accurate test out there. ...Read more

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