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What is an echo test?

Sounds waves: Sounds waves are bounced over the organ being studied to get the outline on the viewing screen. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


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What to do if I was misdiagnosed?

What to do if I was misdiagnosed?

Misdiagnosed: Confront your doctor, to discuss your concerns & possible referral for second opinion. ...Read more

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Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echocardiography: What is the question? Echo is noninvasive ultrasound study of the heart. It tells us about the heart valves, chamber sizes, any clots, vegetations, tumors, septal thickening, wall motion, function of the ventricles (heart failure). Also special studies can detect septal defects. ...Read more

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If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

Yes: People with Marfan syndrome are at risk for serious valvular and vascular abnormalities. If you are simply "marfanoid" you need to be evaluated to determine if you may have Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Complex Question.: We need to see the echocardiogram report & go over any symptoms that you might be experiencing in order to interpret the echocardiogram IN CONTEXT. (An isolated number rarely means anything). The LV Posterior Wall (LVPW) % thickening is an "M-mode" measurement that compares LVPW thickness in systole vs diastole. 24% to 80% thinning is considered to be within reference. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. ...Read more

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Is a resting cardio echo accurate?

Is a resting cardio echo accurate?

Typically: Loaded question and depends on what finding you are referring to. There are other tests that may be more accurate but not always indicated. Such as a cardiac MR. Depending on what you are looking for an echocardiogram is usually a good first test and depending on the results you may not need to perform further testing ...Read more

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What are internal echos in a cyst?

What are internal echos in a cyst?

Internal echoes: It means that the fluid is not homogenous. When the ultrasound beam passes thru fluid (or anything), a part of it bounces back or 'echoes' if it encounters something else. It is works exactly like sonar works over a body of water. So internal echoes in cyst fluid could be due to debris or blood mixed in with the fluid, or other things. ...Read more

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What is multiple echoes in the cyst?

What is multiple echoes in the cyst?

Criss-crossed: All true cysts are abnormal, epithelially-lined, closed, fluid-filled structures. Some are tumors, some are developmental problems, some have other causes. If there are multiple echoes, the cyst is crisscrossed by sometime, perhaps sheets that may make it harder to aspirate the contents all at once; it may be a group of many little cysts. ...Read more

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Can scleritis be easily misdiagnosed?

Can scleritis be easily misdiagnosed?

Yes: Particularly if it is posterior scleritis (which can mimic idiopathic orbital inflammation, orbital cellulitis, or vitritis).

Anterior scleritis can be misdiagnosed as many things as well, but common misdiagnoses may include uveitis and episcleritis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the echo showed pfo?

What does it mean if the echo showed pfo?

Patent foramen ovale: This is a congenital opening between the right and left atria of the heart. It normally closes at birth, but stay open in some patients and may need to be closed with a device by a cardiologist or closed surgically by a cardiac surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I interpret echo-cardiogram results?

How do I interpret echo-cardiogram results?

You shouldn't: To understand what echocardiographic results mean to an individual patient requires the participation of a physician who understands echocardiography and who also knows the patient. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be misdiagnosed with herpes?

Is it possible to be misdiagnosed with herpes?

Certainly: There are several skin conditions that can resemble herpes. To name a few, shingles, contact dermatitis, fixed drug eruption and molluscum contagiosum. If you feel you have been misdiagnosed seek a second opinion the next time you get an outbreak. ...Read more

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What does an ef= 45-50% on an echo-cardiogram mean?

What does an ef= 45-50% on an echo-cardiogram mean?

Lower than normal: Normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ranges from 55-70%. LVEF of 65, for example, means that 65% of the total amount of blood in the left ventricle is pumped out with each heartbeat. LVEF may be lower when the heart muscle has become damaged due to a heart attack, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), or other causes. ...Read more

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I have a question about echo-cardiogram--who needs it?

I have a question about echo-cardiogram--who needs it?

Echo: An echocardiogram is a study which helps a physician see the structure of the heart and its function. It is done by applying gel on your chest and then placing a wand on the chest (just like when a woman gets an ultrasound when pregnant). It is usally performed in people in whom the physician suspects congenital heart defects, chf, or other heart abnormalities. ...Read more

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Do you need echo to evaluate mild tricuspis regurgitiation?

Do you need echo to evaluate mild tricuspis regurgitiation?

Yes: Tricuspid regurgitation is a systolic murmur that is usually not well heard on physical exam (unless it is of a severe degree). An echocardiogram is an ultrasound which allows cardiologist to view your heart structures and function. It will help determine both the degree of tricuspid regurgitation and possibly why. Of note, many people have a mild degree of physiologic tr (normal). ...Read more

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Can you please define normal velocity of blood as measured in echo test?

Can you please define normal velocity of blood as measured in echo test?

Variable: The velocity of blood through the heart is different at different locations. Velocity is affected by numerous conditions such as underlying heart function, dehydrated state, anemia, and narrowing of the heart valves.
To provide some values for more commonly measures: the velocity across the aortic valve will typically be less than 1.5-1.7 m/s and across the pulmonic valve less than 1-1.2m/s. ...Read more

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Is it compulsory to do an echo test if you know it's a Down syndrome baby?

Is it compulsory to do an echo test if you know it's a Down syndrome baby?

No but recommended: Because many babies with down's syndrome also have cardiac or other anomalies, it is recommended to screen for those abnormalities in order to be prepared for the inherent problems at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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How soon should you see a dr for borderline increased hepatic echo texture?

How soon should you see a dr for borderline increased hepatic echo texture?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that can be misdiagnosed as endometriosis or vice versa?

Are there any diseases that can be misdiagnosed as endometriosis or vice versa?

There are several: But interstitial cystitis and irritable bowel syndrome are two culprits of abdominopelvic pain that are always in the differential. Certain elements of your history can help differentiate them from eachother and your doctor is best at guiding you there. Painful periods are a common presenting symptom of endometriosis but other causes (fibroids being a possibility) can exist 2 & warrant eval by gyn. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for dehydration and is that something comnonly misdiagnosed?

What are the symptoms for dehydration and is that something comnonly misdiagnosed?

Not usually: It's not usually misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are decreased and darker urine, dry mouth, decreased sweat and in more severe cases, dizziness, light headedness, and fatigue. ...Read more

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Dias volume 53.4 cc and MV FORWARD FLOW Pk E Vel 154msec what does this mean on an echo?

Dias volume 53.4 cc and MV FORWARD FLOW Pk E Vel 154msec what does this mean on an echo?

Echocardiogram: These are two of the many measurements generated by an echo (heart ultrasound) test. The results listed here do not necessarily lead to any particular conclusion; additional information would be needed to give you advice. Think about a consultation with a cardiologist here on HealthTap or in the office. ...Read more

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If I don't notice that my rosacea gets worse with certain irritants, could I be misdiagnosed?

If I don't notice that my rosacea gets worse with certain irritants, could I be misdiagnosed?

Not necessarily: rosacea differs in individual reactivity, just like every snowflake is different....diff reactions from other irritants....
that said you can have rosacea and other reactivities as well.....or just be sensitive to some irritants and not have rosacea ...Read more

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Wht exactly is kleine levin syndrome wht r the test 2 diagnose it and can it be misdiagnosed?

Wht exactly is kleine levin syndrome wht r the test 2 diagnose it and can it be misdiagnosed?

Very rare: Disorder affecting mostly adolescent males. Typically, abrupt episodes of excessive sleep (up to 20 hours) which goes on for days to weeks then stops. Can be associated with emotional symptoms and uninhibited sex drive. Failure to remember episodes afterwards is common and individual returns to normal in between episodes. No tests as it is a clinical diagnosis, and can be misdiagnosed like any. ...Read more

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Is this normal and what can I do to help if it's not 5.66×14.41×6.05 And endometrial echo complex 0.76?

Is this normal and what can I do to help if it's not 5.66×14.41×6.05 And endometrial echo complex 0.76?

Uterine mass?: It's hard to answer your question because I don't know what you're describing. My first guess is that you have a tumor in your uterus like a fibroid. Also, you describe a second mass in the endometrium that could be a polyp or a fibroid. Your first fibroid is large enough that it needs to be removed surgically if you're trying to conceive. If you're describing an ovarian mass then resubmit ur? ...Read more