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What is difference between echocardiogram and echogram?

What is difference between echocardiogram and echogram?

Probably nothing: Most likely they refer to the same thing which is an ultrasound of the heart. Technically however, an echogram could examine any part of the body with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

See below: Ekg: shows the electrical activity of the heart and the heart rhythm

echocardiogram: an ultrasound, shows the actual structures such as the heart muscle and the valves and with a doppler the direction and velocity of blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an echocardiogram and an ultrasound test?

What is the difference between an echocardiogram and an ultrasound test?

Same: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. Ultrasounds can be done for other organs such as the kidney. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between transthoracic echo and doppler echocardiogram.?

Doctors, what is the difference between transthoracic echo and doppler echocardiogram.?

The same: Doppler is part of every transthoracic echo procedure. Whereas the non-doppler portion of the test outlines structures, doppler focuses on blood flow. ...Read more

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Will an echocardiogram definitively confirm or rule out heart failure? What is the difference between Trans esophageal echo, and echo?

Echocardiogram: KateL ~ an ECHO is an excellent part of the workup for determine cardiac failure. It accurately measures the dimensions ventricles and measures FS (fractional shortening) and EF (ejection fraction) which shows how much blood LEFT in L vent after systole. More=failure. Trans means transesophageal, and the sonar is swallowed so the mitral valve can be viewed from behind which gives better results. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a normal echocardiogram as opposed to stress echocardiogram?

Echo: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart to evaluate structure and function. A normal transthoracic echo is done with you lying on your back. A stress echo is conducted with you "under stress" - at our institution it is done while patient is cycling. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between new xray machines and echocardiogram machines and the ones from like 10 years ago?

Is there a difference between new xray machines and echocardiogram machines and the ones from like 10 years ago?

Medical imaging: The trend in medical imaging is for x-ray machines to emit less radiation and for ultrasound equipment to have greater resolution than the equipment from 10 years ago. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 2d echocardiography and ekg?

What is the difference between 2d echocardiography and ekg?

Echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart. ...Read more

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Where is the difference between monodimensional, bidimensional, threedimensional and colour doppler echocardiography?

A lot: This is procedural and scientific question that needs more room than in this space. Look up m-mode, b-mode and real time echocardiography. This link as some info but is incomplete: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/echocardiography

3d is really 4d when you add in time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fetal targeted ultrasound and an echocardiography?

What is the difference between a fetal targeted ultrasound and an echocardiography?

MFM vs. Ped/cards.: Maternal-fetal medicine specialists can perform and interpret targeted fetal cardiac examinations and fetal echos with up to 75% detection rate. Pediatric cardiologists can perform fetal echos with up to 95% detection rate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size.
Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more

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Difference between echocardiography and fetal echo?

Difference between echocardiography and fetal echo?

Adult and fetal: A fetal "echo" means a fetal echocardiogram. This is a detailed ultrasound of the fetus' heart, and it is done through the mother's abdomen. An adult can have an echocardiogram as well. It is either done through the chest wall, or with a special transducer that goes down the adult's esophagus ("transesophageal") to get closer pictures of the person's heart. ...Read more

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What is difference between surface and transesophageal echocardiography?

Location: Surface echocardiogram-the ultrasound transducer is on the chest wall. In transesophageal echocardiogram, the transducer is placed down into the esophagus, much like an endoscopy. The imaging is clearer with transesophageal echo which helps when looking for prosthetic valves, clots or infected valves. ...Read more

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Difference between echocardiography and heart scan?

See below: Echocardiogram is an ultrasound exam (no radiation) to evaluate valve function and heart pumping power (ejection fraction). It can also detect thickening of the heart muscle. A heart scan is a nuclear medicine (radiation) test that images flow to the heart muscle and thus detect narrowing or obstruction of the coronary arteries. It can also give an estimate of ejection fraction. ...Read more

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Persistent chest discomfort (6 months) and heavy left arm. 2 ECG and 1 Echocardiogram all returned normal. Active. Heartburn relief no difference?

Persistent chest discomfort (6 months) and heavy left arm. 2 ECG and 1 Echocardiogram all returned normal. Active. Heartburn relief no difference?

Keep investigating: At your age, if you don't have a strong family history of early-onset coronary artery disease, & you don't smoke, have high cholesterol, hypertension or diabetes, your risk of heart attack in 10 years is less than 1%. You might consider pulmonary embolism, but your risk there seems low too. Keep your physician appointments & report any changes. Can help sort this out over time. Hope that helps ...Read more

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What can make an echocardiogram hard to read?

What can make an echocardiogram hard to read?

Many Many Things: I do echos & have worked with many techs; heart echos are rarely easy; very dependant on the machine, person, tech, reader & commonly “read” rapidly, accepting inaccurate measurements & looking only for marked abnormality (the standard medical algorithm), not excellence of heart function. Sound will not penetrate ribs or lungs, images obtained usually off optimal angles; many options for ↓ quality. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how good of a test is an echocardiogram?

Can you tell me how good of a test is an echocardiogram?

Echo: Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is indicated in many conditions including ischemia. ...Read more

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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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How do doctors do a echocardiogram?

Ultrasound of heart: Generally a technologist performs the echo which is an ultrasound of the heart. They follow a methodical procedure to take images of the heart via ultrasound from the chest. The tech also takes measurements. All of these views are put together to create a file of images and the tech puts the measurements together in a report. The doctor review the images, the report and then reports on findings. ...Read more

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What do echocardiogram calipers do?

MEASUREMENTS: There are various measurements made of heart structures, such as thickness of the heart muscle, or diameter of the chambers and blood vessels. A caliper is placed on the area of interest to make the measurement. Place one leg of the caliper on the anterior aorta and the other on the posterior. If you do this with the echo machine it will calculate the distance. You can use a hand held caliper also. ...Read more

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How do doctors do an echocardiogram?

How do doctors do an echocardiogram?

Echo: Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is indicated in many conditions including ischemia. The test is not uncomfortable and is painless. ...Read more

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Do echocardiograms show heart strength?

Yes: Echo of the heart shows heart strength or ejection fraction and many other functions including valve function. ...Read more

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How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?

How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?

See below: We look at the heart muscle, the valves, the other blood vessels. We look at the structures themselves to see if they are normal or not. Valves for instance can be thickened or have calcium in them. The heart muscle can be too thick or may not contract normally. The doppler part involves looking at the direction and speed of flow of the blood. It might tell us that a valve is leaking or blocked. ...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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What are the applications of an echocardiogram?

What are the applications of an echocardiogram?

Cardiac function: The echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of cardiac structure and function. It allows the cardiologist to examine chamber sizes, wall thickness, and contraction of the ventricles. It also shows the heart valves and whether they are narrowed or leak. The pericardium (sack around the heart) and great vessels (aorta, vena cava) are also visualized. Many heart diseases may be detected via this. ...Read more

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How risky is a stress echocardiogram cheers.....

Stress echo: A stress echocardiogram is not risky to undergo. If you were, however, to experience ischemia or low blood flow to the heart, this would be the best place to know-under the supervision of a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Do mild mvp patients need periodic echocardiograms?

Likely: Annually and talk with cardiologist.
Certainly if symptoms. ...Read more

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Does echocardiogram reliably diagnose rv hypotrophy?

Yes: You probably mean hyper trophy which means thickened right ventricle. Either way, echocardiography is reliable. ...Read more

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Can cardiomyopathy be diagnosed with an echocardiogram?

Can cardiomyopathy be diagnosed with an echocardiogram?

Cardiomyopathy: The best answer is partly. A cardiomyopathy is a weakness in the heart muscle causing the heart not to pump normally. This can be seen on an echo, however, you can't tell whether the weakness in the heart muscle is due to damage from heart disease or a weakness in the muscle. The other way to diagnose a cardiomyopathy is by a cardiac catheterization. ...Read more

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How come I need a echocardiogram, after having a angiogram?

The: Angiogram does a great job of telling us the degree of occlusion within the heart blood vessels. The echo however gives us information about the muscle and valve function. These two things together are needed for the best care. ...Read more

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What can a echocardiogram detect in a healthy-looking teenager?

What can a echocardiogram detect in a healthy-looking teenager?

Different things: It can detect any congenital (inborn) abnormalities of the heart muscle, valves or blood vessels. It's a mon invasive routine test that a physician would order if the physical exam reveals a murmur or the ECG looks suspicious or the teenager had symptoms. ...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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