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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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I had a positive reading from a bubble echo cardiogram can you please tell me what exactly this means?

I had a positive reading from a bubble echo cardiogram can you please tell me what exactly this means?

Hole in heart?: Micro bubbles are generally used to detect shunts (a hole) between the right and left side of the heart. However, bubble studies can also detect pulmonary shunts and define endocardial borders. I am guessing your study was done to detect whether or not you had an atrial septal defect. Such a defect can lead to abnormal pressures and can contribute to stroke. ...Read more

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I had an echo stress test I was injected with edrinaline what do the colors mean red, blue and yellow?

I had an echo stress test I was injected with edrinaline what do the colors mean red, blue and yellow?

Stress echo: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you refer to colors we see on echo displays, the colors represent the direction and velocity of blood flows. ...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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What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

Echo/ecg: Both studies are performed with the patient lying on a table. The echo has ecg leads attached to the patient and the echo images are obtained by a probe moved around the chest by a technician. Neither test is uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

Echo/ecg: Both studies are performed with the patient lying on a table. The echo has ecg leads attached to the patient and the echo images are obtained by a probe moved around the chest by a technician. Neither test is uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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Do you need to be fasting? For a fetal echo cardiogram?

Do you need to be fasting? For a fetal echo cardiogram?

No.: A fetal echo is a 1-2 hour-long transabdominal ultrasound study; fasting is not required. ...Read more

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I am going for a dobutamine stress echo cardiogram? What should I expect?

I am going for a dobutamine stress echo cardiogram? What should I expect?

Heart test: A cardiac sonographer will place electrodes on ur chest attached 2 an EKG monitor that charts ur heart’s electrical activity. They will perform a resting ekg, measure your resting heart rate & take your blood pressure. A dr or nurse will give the Dobutamine into ur IV while the they continue 2 obtain echo images. It will cause your heart to react as if you were exercising, your heart will go fast. ...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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Could any cardiovascular disease be picked up by an echo cardiogram?

Could any cardiovascular disease be picked up by an echo cardiogram?

Not all: Echocardiogram scan detect abnormalities in heart wall motion, function of heart valves, and flow between heart chambers. But there are lots of problems an echo won't find, and even a good test isn't perfect. ...Read more

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A 2D Echo Cardiogram indicated a bicuspid valve as opposed to tricuspid valve. Is that going to be a problem? Will there be any issues?

Yes: I assume you mean bicuspid aortic valve. Know that patients with a bicuspid aortic valve require surveillance for the development of aortic valve issues (stenosis, regurgitation) and for thoracic aortic aneurysms. You'd be best served with a cardiologist if this is the case. ...Read more

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I have to have an echo cardiogram where they speed up my heart with drugs as I can't go on a treadmill. Is this safe? I'm really scared

I have to have an echo cardiogram where they speed up my heart with drugs as I can't go on a treadmill. Is this safe? I'm really scared

Similar to treadmill: Dobutamine stress test is done in patients who cannot walk on a treadmill. The drug will increase your heart rate and then a heart picture is taken. It safe as treadmill. You may experience some side effects from the medication that is transient and improves once medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Could a full heart check up, stress test, and and echo-cardiogram tell if you had angina?

Is it angina?: Angina, or pain from lack of blood flow to the heart, can frequently be strongly suspected from the discussion between you and your doctor. In some cases a stress test or heart catheterization is needed. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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