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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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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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Echocardiogram results indicate an avm. Ct scan of chest and MRI & mra of brain are still negative. Where else might the avm be?

Echocardiogram results indicate an avm. Ct scan of chest and MRI & mra of brain are still negative. Where else might the avm be?

Anywhere: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary system. The congenital vascular anomaly occurs commonly in the central nervous system, but can appear in any location. Although many avms are asymptomatic, they can cause intense pain or bleeding or lead to other serious medical problems. Read more

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Echocardiogram results indicate an avm. CT scan of chest and MRI & mra of brain still negative. Where else might the avm be, what does thi mean?

Echocardiogram results indicate an avm. CT scan of chest and MRI & mra of brain still negative. Where else might the avm be, what does thi mean?

Anywhere: AVM's can be anywhere including the brain, lungs, intestines. Dr. Rich White at Yale runs the world class HHT center for patients with AVM's in multiple vascular beds. Read more

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Can you tell me what echocardiogram means?

Can you tell me what echocardiogram means?

Ultrasound of heart: An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound of the heart. Just like an ultrasound of a pregnant woman shows a real-time picture of the fetus, an echocardiogram shows a real-time picture of the heart. An echocardiogram can show if heart valves are abnormal, if the heart is thickened or dilated, how well the heart can pump, if there are any holes in the heart walls, and other heart problems. Read more

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What does an echocardiogram technician do?

Performs the exam: The echocardiogram technician actually performs the echocardiographic exam. Most centers have a routine "complete" examination, but sometimes very specific procedures are necessary or requested by the physician. Read more

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When did echocardiogram start being performed?

1953: The original description of m-mode echocardiography in 1953, by inge edler (1911–2001) and his physicist friend hellmuth hertz, marked the beginning of this new diagnostic noninvasive technique the 1st clinical application of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound was actually in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with pericardial effusion. Read more

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What to do if I got an echocardiogram as a female?

What to do if I got an echocardiogram as a female?

Should be fine: An echocardiogram is a dedicated comprehensive ultrasound focusing on the heart. It provides a rich array of information about the structure as well as function of the heart and heart valves. It requires no radiation nor contrast, therefore poses minimal risk to patient. I think you should be just fine having had this and look forward to the detailed results described above. Good luck! Read more

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What could cause my echocardiogram to come out abnormal?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram would be used to evaluate cardiac anatomy, cardiac function, valvular disease and valvular hemodynamics. Basically abnormalities in cardiac structure or function would lead to an abnormal echo. Of course this is always one piece of the puzzle. Your clinical symptoms, and history should be discussed with your cardiologist to decide what course of action would be necessary. Read more

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Can someone tell me what does an echocardiogram consist of?

Can someone tell me what does an echocardiogram consist of?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create images, or pictures, of the heart from outside the body. It is a safe and essentially painless test that yields a great deal of information about the heart structures. Read more

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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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What diagnosis are covered by insurance to have an echocardiogram?

Many, many, many: The list is too long to write here. Common indications are chest pain, shortness of breath, heart murmur, and abnormal chest x-ray or ekg. Read more

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My latest echocardiogram showed a slightly lower ef. Should I be concerned?

My latest echocardiogram showed a slightly lower ef. Should I be concerned?

Yes but: A lower ef means something is up. It should be investigated. If you use alcohol, you should stop. You need a nuclear or echo stress test. If you have paroxysms of fast heart rhythm, they should be investigated. Medication may restore your ef. Follow up is important. Read more

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Why might it be that the dr order an echocardiogram if all test came normal?

Why might it be that the dr order an echocardiogram if all test came normal?

Heart: Many test choices. Echo shows structure and function. Angio shows blood vessels. Nuclear shows perfusion. They all show additional things too and there are other tests too. Read more

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Normal echocardiogram ivs/lvpw ratio? Mine is ivs. 8. Lvpw. 7. I'm kind of worried...

Normal echocardiogram ivs/lvpw ratio? Mine is ivs. 8. Lvpw. 7. I'm kind of worried...

Normal IVS/LVPW: 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

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Can a typical echocardiogram detect angina?

Can a typical echocardiogram detect angina?

Only: If you are actively having the problem at the time of the echo. It shows abnormal movement of the cardiac muscle due to oxygen and blood flow deprivation. Read more

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What does echocardiogram with doppler signify?

What does echocardiogram with doppler signify?

Routine test: It's a routine noninvasive test to check the heart function, including the valves. Read more

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