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What Does Yellow 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
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
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
And echo cardiogram found trace mitral, tricuspid regurgitation and right vesticular pressure is 22-27 and I have palpitations. What can this mean?
Talk to your doctor: Your findings may or may not be important. A cardiologist who usually orders these exams should be able to answer your question. ...Read more
I had an echo stress test I was injected with edrinaline what do the colors mean red, blue and yellow?
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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I am experiencing an odd sensation on my left side. It is not painful, more of a heavy sensation. Had mri. No problems, nor with echo cardiogram?
Cause: See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause. Cardiac, muscular or intestinal are the most common causes. ...Read more
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
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
Echocardiogram: Shows structure and function very well if good images are obtained. ...Read more
In a bubble echo cardiogram I was told I had several small pavm's. What doctor should I make an appt. To follow up?
Septal defect: The cardiologist performing test seams most appropriate. ...Read more
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
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
I had 3 stents in LAD a year ago. How can a doctor tell if they are not clotting up? Had a echo cardiogram 3 months after. Nothing else done.
32y old exercise induced LBBB when running for bus etc, good cholesterol, echo fine, awaiting CT cardiogram. Bp ok. Serious? Thank you.
Hopefully ok: At your age the coronary arteries should turn out ok unless there is a very rare congenital (from birth) abnormality. The LBBB itself won't hurt you. Good to make sure though. ...Read more
5y/o son having fainting spells. Not related to dehydration or heat exhaustion. Blood work, EKG and echo cardiogram came back good. What could be wrong?
Syncope: This is not normal, especially in a five year old. Please see a pediatric cardiologist and neurologist. ...Read more
Is it possible for stress echo cardiogram on treadmill to cause a lower back strain, sprain, or injury?
Back strain: Running on a treadmill is a typical form of cardiac stress testing. If you were unlucky enough to strain your back, perhaps the amount of your walking and exercise didn't adequately prepare you for running on a treadmill. But given the brief duration of actual exercise on the treadmill I suspect you may have been pretty sedentary? ...Read more
Totally different: Those are completely different tests. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound test of the heart in which high frequency sound waves are used to visualize the anatomy and motion of the heart. An electrocardiogram (ekg) is used to examine the electrical activity of the heart. Each test gives different information. Together, they can help reach a diagnosis. ...Read more
ECG Echo: The two yield different but complimentary data:both are often necessary ...Read more
My brother is 18 years old and sometimes he has pain when he touch his navel, he feels a lump when the touch, bad smell and when the doctor squashed it squeezed yellow liquid. He has made an echo and turned an infection place 8 mm. He has healed from a
Possibly an infected: Urachal or pilonidal cyst. Both of these are cured with a simple surgical procedure which cuts out cyst and removes infection. His doctor must be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the lump is NOT a herniated BOWEL LOOP. Take a picture of the lump, and send me a HealthTap Concierge Message @ goo. Gl/tch4sN with the picture attached. ...Read more
Levocardia: Situs solitus means the abdominal organs are on the correct sides of the abdomen. Levocardia means the heart is on the left side which is where it is supposed to be. So basically it is saying everything is where it is supposed to be! Yeah! ...Read more
Abnormal treadmill stress electrocardiogram at 9.1 METS, but not associated with significant echocardiographic changes. What does this mean?
Patent foramen ovale: This is a congenital opening between the right and left atria of the heart. It normally closes at birth, but stay open in some patients and may need to be closed with a device by a cardiologist or closed surgically by a cardiac surgeon. ...Read more
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
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