Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Many Echo Cardiography Tests Done By Cardiologistsvs Tech

Share
Dr. Mark Pack
2 doctors shared insights

Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


3

3
Hi im a teenager i smoked for 1 year and stopped for 3 to 4 months will it appear in my treadmill and echo cardiography that im smoking? I alrdy quit

Hi im a teenager i smoked for 1 year and stopped for 3 to 4 months will it appear in my treadmill and echo cardiography that im smoking? I alrdy quit

Unrealistic guilt: You may feel bad that you did some unhealthy things but neither of these tests can tell a doc if you ever smoked.It would be wise to tell them.If you are having health issues enough to need these tests, you should let the docs know about your history because it gives a better picture about your real risks.There are a few medical conditions where smoking can do some real harm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Nicu wants echo cardiography for heart enlargement of baby. So worried?

Nicu wants echo cardiography for heart enlargement of baby. So worried?

Relax.: Let the pediatric cardiologists evaluate your newborn's heart with echo before freaking out; a large heart may be nothing but a variation of normal. ...Read more

5

5
What are the differences between an ECG and echo tests done for heart ailments?

What are the differences between an ECG and echo tests done for heart ailments?

ECHO: Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets. ...Read more

6

6
What's a echo done on the heart for? & ekg? What do these test. Look 4

What's a echo done on the heart for? & ekg? What do these test. Look 4

Heart functions : Echo use sound waves to create a 2 dimensional moving picture of the heart. Allow the doctor to see a dynamic picture of the structures of the heart and how well they work( valves and chambers).Ecg is an interpretation of the intrinsic electrical activity of the heart. Use to diagnosed heart attacks and arrhythmias ...Read more

7

7
My transthoracic echo came back great , should I still get the other half(thread mill) of stress test done? Couldn't do at that time.

My transthoracic echo came back great , should I still get the other half(thread mill) of stress test done? Couldn't do at that time.

Probably: It's impossible to know for sure since we don't know what's going on with you. If your cardiologist thinks you need a treadmill test, you probably do. Congratulations on your great echo, though! ...Read more

8

8
What to do if i just had an echo test done im just curious can it detect a heart disease?

What to do if i just had an echo test done im just curious can it detect a heart disease?

Some, not all: The echocardiogram gives good pictures of the heart valves and the functioning of the heart muscle. It will detect valve problems and poorly functioning heart muscle. It does not evaluate all of the heart - it is not useful for evaluating the electrical function of the heart (arrhythmias) and not the best test for looking at the coronary arteries. Hence an ECG is useful as well as stress test. ...Read more

9

9
I took my mother to the cardiologist. He done a echo test and said ageogram is needed. I don't have any idea about it. Help me in this matter?

I took my mother to the cardiologist. He done a echo test and said ageogram is needed. I don't have any idea about it. Help me in this matter?

Did you ask: You should have asked why.My guess id she possibly had poor left ventricular function or valve disease which needs further evaluation.Call the doc ask questions as information for the family >i would be happy if i iwere in his position. ...Read more

10

10
How does a "blood volume test" that was done in nuclear medicine measure Ejection Fraction? is this more reliable than standard echo?

How does a "blood volume test" that was done in nuclear medicine measure Ejection Fraction? is this more reliable than standard echo?

Maybe 10% variation: Ejection fraction is commonly measured by echocardiography.Accurate volumetric measurement of the right and left ventricles of heart is routinely interpreted as ratio of the dimension between the ventricles in systole and diastole.NM uses activity in blood to calculate internal volume during cycle MUGA).Myocardial spect imaging is another method showing change in muscle volume during cycle. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer