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What are the bright areas that show up on an echocardiogram?

What are the bright areas that show up on an echocardiogram?

Echo bright: Areas that are white on an echocardiogram are densities that can be either thickened tissue or calcium deposits. Other metal items such as mechanical valves, stents or pacemaker leads can also appear white. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Echocardiogram (Definition)

Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more


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What does a echocardiogram show?

What does a echocardiogram show?

Several things: The heart muscle, the valves, arteries such as the aorta, the four chambers of the heart, fluid around the heart if present, how hard the heart is contracting, whether it is too weak or too thick. ...Read more

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So what shows if you have a blockage all I had was an echocardiogram and he tells me I have 40 percent blockage ?

Echo: Your question suggests you didn't understand what you were told. You should ask the Doc to explain to you what was learned from the echo and make clear to you what it means. ...Read more

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Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Yes: Yes, a good quality echocardiogram can show how the heart muscle is contracting and even give an estimate of the ejection fraction. ...Read more

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What can an Echocardiogram show and is there anything significant it may miss?

Echo: The echo is very good at imaging structure and function. No test is devoid of error and besides error echo can't image electrical and some other problems outside the resolution of the technology. ...Read more

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Does an echocardiogram show aortic size?

Does an echocardiogram show aortic size?

Echo: Echocardiogram shows the aortic size in the planes imaged, it generally does a good job of it. ...Read more

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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more