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Normal Echocardiogram Sounds
Is a whooshing sound normal during an echocardiogram? I had an echocardiogram this morning and the machine was making clicking and whooshing sounds. I won’t be talking to my doctor until next week, and i’m worried the noises mean something’s wrong.
Doppler: That is the doppler part of the echocardiogram. The sound represents the flow of blood. You could get an idea of what the pictures look like by listening to that sound. How loud the sound is and whether it occurs during systole or diastole would give you a clue for istance, but most people interpreting the study just look at the images and don't pay much attention to those sounds. ...Read more
I am 27 yo Male, no previous heart condition. Dr. told me I have systolic murmur; sounds like 1.5/6. How soon should I get echocardiogram? Necessary?
Depends: Most heart murmurs are not anything to worry about and do not require an echocardiogram. If there is something else going on with your health that could cause a new heart valve problem, then your doctor would want to see an echocardiogram. It is probably best to sit down with your doctor, and gear what they think. ...Read more
Is Echocardiogram alone sufficient for ruling out heart-attack? Declined MRI due to having bad migraines & sensitivity to the sound of machine.
No: However, if you have a normal Echo and elevated troponin levels, you may have had a small heart attack. Your doctor should have told you about the troponin, if there was a concern for a heart attack. CT can be used in place of MRI. Delayed images will show an area of heart injury. However, you need to balance the radiation dose with you need to know if all else is negative. ...Read more
I had a CT scan which reported increased liver arterial pressure. I then had an echocardiogram which reported mild right atrium enlargement. Does this sound consistent with pulmonary hypertentsion? I have no other pulmonary symptoms such as difficulty
Investigate more: Both of these could be signs of pulmonary hypertension, but could also be signs of liver problems, left heart failure, and so on. A right heart catheterization plus other testing of your heart and liver should be performed. See a pulmonologist who specializes in pulmonary hypertension to help make the diagnosis first. ...Read more
Likely normal: Often times unremarkable means likely normal or if no important medical consequences in medical jargon. ...Read more
ASE website: Check out the ASE website, they list normals ...Read more
Echocardiogram: Measurements are age related. You can go to the website of the american society of echocardiography. ...Read more
On echocardiogram results it says normal echo. But I saw lvpw 0.7 and ivs 0.8. Is the ratio ok for these? 25 yr female..
Yes.: Those are measurements of your heart's wall thickness. Your values are completely normal. ...Read more
Dr elden rand. Thanks for answering my message. So this isn't the start of ash? Do you usually see numbers like mine one normal people on echocardiogram?
Not typical for ASH:
You are welcome.
Your values would not be typical for the start of ash/hcm. Your values would be typical in a normal echo.
If you have a family history of hcm, then periodic reevaluation is necessary, otherwise would not routinely reevaluate with echo, unless other symptoms occur. ...Read more
Ivs - intraventricular septal width; normal 0.6-1.1 cm
lvpw - left ventricular posterior wall thickness; normal 0.6-1.1 cm
ivs/lvpw - ratio of the ivs to the lvpw; normal is close to 1.
Ivs/lvpw >=1.3, concentric hypertrophy
your values are normal. ...Read more
Normal ratio: These are normal range values, with normal ratio. ...Read more
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
Echocardiogram came back normal. I noticed on report left ventricular posterior wall. 7. Is this ok? The results were normal. Female, 28.
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