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Why Would You Check The Diaphragm During Echocardiogram
During my echocardiogram the nurse also scanned over my abdomen (pulse present). Will the doc be able to confirm there is or isn't an Ab. aneurysm?
Have been dealing with chest/abdomen problems due to health anxiety for months, have had echocardiogram, is that enough to rule out serious problem?
No not exactly: But it will provide useful information on heart & valve function. ...Read more
Im 29 year male
I had pain in upper abdomen and near left rib I had ecg 5 to 6 times normal,stress test negative,echocardiography normal,
Just a thought: but you may have "splenic flexure syndrome" caused by intestinal gas collecting in the "highest" portion of your large intestine which is the part that CURVES under your spleen ..way up almost under the left side of your rib cage! Just gas!!!! (If exercising...running makes it worse...that may be a clue that this diagnosis is correct! (See X (between 2 and 3 illustration) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
During a routine echocardiogram, when they measure the rv diameter, do they also check for rv hypertrophy?
During routine echocardiogram, is the ejection fraction usually calculated using the m-mode estimate, or the 2d volume (tracing the lv) measurement?
Either: Both methods are used. However, it is generally accepted that tracing the endocardial borders of the left ventricle at end systole and end diastole in two separate planes gives the best estimate of ejection fraction. When using only the m-mode tracing, there are many assumptions built into the estimate of ejection fraction that can challenge accuracy. ...Read more
Yes: An echocardiogram generally checks for overall anatomy (i.e., normal structure and connections), ventricular function (the "squeeze") and valvular function. As part of this, one will typically assess for hypertrophy, or muscular overgrowth, of the ventricles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doppler: That is the doppler part of the echocardiogram. The sound represents the flow of blood. You could get an idea of what the pictures look like by listening to that sound. How loud the sound is and whether it occurs during systole or diastole would give you a clue for istance, but most people interpreting the study just look at the images and don't pay much attention to those sounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an echocardiogram with contrast safe? How long does that test take in general?Lastly, is the IV they use as big as the one used during surgeries?
Can hypertrophic cardiomyopathy be missed during an echocardiogram? (A regular echo, done while lying down.)
I was given anti inflammatory medicine the night before an echocardiogram to check for pericarditis. Could this have affected the results?
Pericarditis: No, anti inflammatory medicine will not affect the results. ...Read more
Does an echocardiogram check for heart rhythm problems as well as structural problems, or is it limited to just picture view/structural?
Yes and No: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart, that specifically evaluates heart structure and function. The heart rhythm is monitored during the study to see heart rate, but this is not a test to specifically evaluate rhythm. The best test for that is an ekg (electrocardiogram) or holter monitor, which you wear for 1-2 days to monitor rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have palps and had an echocardiogram. It came back fine, but I didn't have palps during the echocardiogram.Is there any chance at all of atrial fib?
Could be: An echocardiogram looks at cardiac structure and function, not specifically rhythm. There are cardiac abnormalities that make one more prone to cardiac arrhythmias. But your echo gave no clues. There are tests that can specifically look for arrhythmias that arevsimole to obtain. Discuss these with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a whooshing sound normal during an echocardiogram? I had an echocardiogram this morning and the machine was making clicking and whooshing sounds. I won’t be talking to my doctor until next week, and i’m worried the noises mean something’s wrong.
During an echocardiogram they found a shadow on my cousins liver, she has low white blood cell count, and her sugar was high. What can all this mean?
Needs follow up: The liver can be imaged with ultrasound (as in the echocardiogram), ct and MRI and depending on the type lesion, there may be different advantages to using different types of imaging. Follow up is needed to assess if this lesion is benign or needs further assessment. Some lesions may require a biopsy to be examined by a pathologist for a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is echocardiogram and EKG more accurate than BNP and NT-proBNP blood tests to check for cardiovascular health?
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