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Doppler or echo better for detecting aortic regurgitation?

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Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: Aortic regurg & echo

Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves.
Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color flow and pulse wave. These help the md assess the degree of leaking of the valve based on various measurements. Usually rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Usually, only when severe does something need to be done.

In brief: Aortic regurg & echo

Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves.
Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color flow and pulse wave. These help the md assess the degree of leaking of the valve based on various measurements. Usually rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Usually, only when severe does something need to be done.
Dr. Mark Landers
Dr. Mark Landers
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Doppler During Echo

Doppler imaging of the aortic outflow tract during an echocardiogram is the standard.
One can often see the ar jet from multiple views, including the parasternal view, as illustrated in the image i attached, etc. The apical view is typically best because the ultrasound beam, from which the doppler frequency shift is recorded, is better aligned with blood flow within the aortic outflow tract.

In brief: Doppler During Echo

Doppler imaging of the aortic outflow tract during an echocardiogram is the standard.
One can often see the ar jet from multiple views, including the parasternal view, as illustrated in the image i attached, etc. The apical view is typically best because the ultrasound beam, from which the doppler frequency shift is recorded, is better aligned with blood flow within the aortic outflow tract.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Same thing.

These terms refer to parts of the same test.

In brief: Same thing.

These terms refer to parts of the same test.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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