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How Long Does It Take To Perform An Echocardiogram
A half an hour + -: 30 minutes give or take 15 minutes.See 1 more doctor answer
1-2 days: Most are read on day performed unless its a mobile outreach situation.See 2 more doctor answers
Echo: Echoing is easier in a thin person
Is an echocardiogram with contrast safe? How long does that test take in general?Lastly, is the IV they use as big as the one used during surgeries?
Contrast ?: Echo is safe. You probably meant doppler. No dye is used for echo.
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.
1953: The original description of m-mode echocardiography in 1953, by inge edler (1911–2001) and his physicist friend hellmuth hertz, marked the beginning of this new diagnostic noninvasive technique the 1st clinical application of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound was actually in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with pericardial effusion.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Echocardiography is performed to provide information about the structure and function of the heart. It can provide information about structural abnormalities such as valve abnormalities and congenital defects. It is also helpful to determine how well the heart functions as well as pressures inside the heart. It can also be utilized to look for abnormalities of the aorta.See 1 more doctor answer
15-30 minutes: Depending on your physique, presence or absence of pathology,and the skill and schedule of the sonographer.
Is there a cardiologist here where i can send my Echocardiogram images to so he can take a look at the images and judge them?
Yes: send to me I will evaluate through Healthtap
Swallow tube: The transducer, which is like a camera, is passed through your mouth down into the esphagus and positioned at the back of the heart. Because the back of the heart rests agains the esophagus, there is less in the way so that the images are much clearer than if they are taken through the chest wall. The patinet is sedated just as if we were looking into the stomach or esophagus.See 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound of heart: Echocardiogram is essentially an ultrasound of the heart ... Ecg helps measure your heart rhythm and how the electrical impulses in your heart move from the atria to the ventricles ... The latter can show how quickly the impulse moves in different parts of the heart, and can show if a part of the heart is not getting enough oxygenated blood flow, which may warn of a heart attack ...See 1 more doctor answer
Can someone doing an echocardiogram see problems with the heart- would they monitor one area a long time if they saw abnormalities?
Echocardiogram : Yes & yes; not all cardiac diseases are evident by echocardiogram
How long would an normal echocardiogram be efective against aortic dissection. In other words would a normal echo rule out future dissection?
Can pvc's that have lasted almost all day long be benign? Have been to the ER several times and doctors refuse to do an echocardiogram due to my age.
Not ER: This is not something you want to have it evaluated in the emergency room. See your primary physician or a cardiologist for evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
1 normal, 2 borderline ecgs, no prolonged QT, normal sinus rhythm, completely normal echocardiogram. worried about ecgs. doctor not concerned. 19yr.
Inadequate data: To get the most from this site you need to post adequate background information and ask a clear question. You say you have borderline EKG's without the information on why they are considered borderline or why they were obtained to begin with. You say you are concerned, the doc is not but do not ask a clear question.You are welcome to start over.Your posts are not linked & are sent out at random.
Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc
Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok.See 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiogram: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003869.htmGet a more detailed answer ›
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