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What kind of ultrasound is it when they do the bubble study on your heart?

What kind of ultrasound is it when they do the bubble study on your heart?

Bubble crossing: It is called saline contrast study. Saline with a tiny amount of air is agitated and injected into the vein. This can be well seen by echo. If it crosses from the right heart chambers to the left then it is an indication of a hole in the heart which could potentially carry a blood clot from the right side to the left side of the heart and then to the brain. This is an uncommon cause for stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I had an ultrasound of upper abdomen, heart, and throat. What type of illnesses would this test have shown?

I had an ultrasound of upper abdomen, heart, and throat. What type of illnesses would this test have shown?

See below: 1. Abdomen: certain liver, gallbladder, pancreatic, kidney or biliary diseases. 2. Heart: valve or heart muscle issues. 3. Throat: i assume this may have been a thyroid ultrasound looking for thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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Half my diaphram is paralysed what could have caused it and what is the prognosis. I have had floriscopic study, ultra sound, mri, and know the nerves next to the heart are fine ?

Half my diaphram is paralysed what could have caused it and what is the prognosis. I have had floriscopic study, ultra sound, mri, and know the nerves next to the heart are fine ?

Paralysis: A paralyzed hemi-diaphragm is usually caused by injury: previous surgery or trauma. It doesn't usually get better. Luckily, you can get by just fine with one half of your diaphragm so forget it and move on. ...Read more

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Could a 2 week ultrasound detect a heart defect?

Could a 2 week ultrasound detect a heart defect?

Sometimes: Pediatric echocardiography can be helpful in evaluating the heart musculature and contribute to making a diagnosis (along with other studies the doctor will order). It is not invasive, not uncomfortable for the patient. Usually requires a specialist to perform the ultrasonography. ...Read more

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Anatomy ultrasound of the heart, what do they look for?

A lot: Another term for this is echocardiogram or echo for short. We can evaluate the heart function (how does it squeeze and how does it relax). We can see and evalate the heart valves and look for blockage or leak. We can look for tumors of the heart, holes in the heart, and clots in the heart. Echo is extemely important in evaluating function and anatomy of the heart. ...Read more

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Can you tell by ultrasound if a baby has congential heart defects?

Depends: The results of a prenatal ultrasound depend on the sensitivity of the equipment used, the technician and the person interpreting the study. Some studies are fine for locating the fetal position, placental location and estimating fetal size, but little more. Most newer machines are capable of picking up most defects but a few will not be evident. Newborn exam and postnatal study may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a ultrasound of the heart detect heart defect in asymptomatic adult?

Can a ultrasound of the heart detect heart defect in asymptomatic adult?

Possibly...: You may have a "subclinical" defect (such as a very small atrial septal defect) that is not large enough to generate symptoms, yet could potentially be picked up on an echocardiogram. You may also have the most common congenital heart defect ( a bicuspid aortic valve) which could also be picked up on echo and which could be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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My daughter has been found to have a heart defect? I am so angry, how could they have missed it on ultrasounds?

My daughter has been found to have a heart defect? I am so angry, how could they have missed it on ultrasounds?

Normal response: It is certainly normal for you to feel angry when you get bad news.The fact is ultrasounds vary in sensitivity with the training of the operator & interpreter & the machine used for the procedures.Some us's can verify position of baby, placenta & confirm dates but little more, some are so detailed you see almost everything.Still some defects will only be spotted after birth when blood flow changes. ...Read more

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