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What Is A Cardiac Echo Useful For
Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!
Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Echo: An echo is designed to provide structural and functional data on how the heart contracts and performs as a pump. It also provides valuable information on valvular function, and assessment of pericardial disease. It is helpful in triaging damage after a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart Ultrasound: 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 the heart as well. ...Read more
Is this to worry about? Cardiac echo said: diastolic parameters borderline abnormal. Lateral peak velocity 14cm/second, medial 6cm/second.
Plenty: A full pediatric echo looks at the entire structure of the heart and blood vessels. It is not taken for granted that anything is "normal" until evaluated. Function of the ventricles, valves, and major blood vessels are evaluated. Often there is no need for further studies in order to recommend any needed surgical intervention. ...Read more
What might make a dr say "the cardiac echo didn't show 'much' "? (yes, i'm having it sent to my current doc)
Minor abnormalities: Most echocardiograms are not 100% normal, but the mild findings are often of no clinical significance. Yes, ask exactly what the abnormalities may be. ...Read more
Looking at becoming an cardiac echo tech. Are there many jobs out there? Good schools in socal? Looking to make a decent living. Ekg tech maybe?
Good idea: An echo tech is a good job and can make a decent living. Ekg tech won't do much for you-it's not a sole position; you'd have to do other things and it doesn't pay. Consider school to become a pacemaker tech - they do very well and the demand for trained people is increasing as device use is on the rise. ...Read more
36 M with clean cardiac echo stress and lipids. No risk factors. Pain in lower back and localized pain in upper left chest for 9 mths. Cardiac? Scared
Very unlikely: at age 36 and without risk factors (smoking, high BP, family history, diabetes, high cholesterol) you are at very low risk for coronary blockage. Throw in a normal stress Echo and the fact u have had pain for 9 months without heart attack, chance this is heart is minuscule. Check out my website http://CardioGauge.com for more about heart disease risk. Best wishes.... ...Read more
I had a cardiac echo stress test recently, results were normal but they did find a single ruptured tendinae. What is chance of valve issues later?
Ruptured tindinae: Likely not. However ask your provider if there is any mitral regurgitation . You should also ask if you have an audible mumur associated with the valve, and if so that would require periodic surveillance with physical exam. You probably would not need another echo unless abnormal murmur appeared or you developed symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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