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What is the yellow color mean on my echocardiogram?

What is the yellow color mean on my echocardiogram?

Blood direction: Colors on echocardiography indicate blood direction. Red indicates flow towards the transducer, and blue indicates flow away from the transducer. Yellow (and green) idicate acceleration or turbulent flow. ...Read more

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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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I had a fetal echocardiogram and the image on the screen showed a lot of yellow, red, blue. What does that mean?

I had a fetal echocardiogram and the image on the screen showed a lot of yellow, red, blue. What does that mean?

Not much: You probably saw doppler signals - images of how sounds travel through the tissue as seen from the ultrasound probe. As long as the echocardiogram was ok, no need to worry about colors. ...Read more

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On my echocardiogram, it says "EF (Teich): 72.8%". What does this mean please?

On my echocardiogram, it says "EF (Teich): 72.8%". What does this mean please?

Very normal: Teich is the abbreviation of Teicholz method; scientist who came up with calculation using US to estimate left ventricle ejection fraction. Any number above 55% is typically considered normal. So this basically means your main pumping chamber in the heart is functioning normally with effective forward flow. ...Read more

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What does "unremarkable" mean in an echocardiogram?

Likely normal: Often times unremarkable means likely normal or if no important medical consequences in medical jargon. ...Read more

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Hi there i had an Echocardiogram done the report says TAPSE 28mm what does this mean?

Hi there i had an Echocardiogram done the report says TAPSE 28mm what does this mean?

LookItUp, Use Google: Like all areas of human activity, humans like simplicity, unique to each area, very much including the medical disease system, thus many acronyms. The good news, you are paying attention and asking question as the person primarily in charge of all your medial/life decisions. Likely TAPSE is: Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion, a crude indicator of ventricular diastolic & systolic function. ...Read more

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My ef number was 78%, higher than standard range. What does this mean? On echocardiogram.

Not Much: The ef measurements on an echo can sometimes be a little off. As long as the number isn't low (less than 50%) you're ok. When the measurement comes back at some number like 78%, it generally only means the heart function is normal. ...Read more

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Is incomplete RBBB on echocardiogram, does it mean it's blocked ?

No: Incomplete RBBB can be a normal variant in 15% of the adult population and as such is a benign finding on ECG, not echocardiogram. It basically means that the message from atria to ventricle traverses just a few msec slower down the right branch of the atrio-ventricular conduction system, than the left fork. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What does a higher than normal range ivsd, lvpwd and lvpws means in an heart echocardiogram? What does an fs% lower than normal mean too? Mine at 28%

What does a higher than normal range ivsd, lvpwd and lvpws means in an heart echocardiogram? What does an fs% lower than normal mean too? Mine at 28%

Range : A range is just that: a range. With mostly 2 standard deviations above and below mean. Some normal values will be higher and some will be lower. These ranges, just like a fractional shortening, are only part of the info a complete echo report gives you. ...Read more

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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

Cardiac echo is also known as Echocardiogram. 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


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