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What does a heart ultrasound check?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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In brief: A lot. It can show
Motion and function of valves, heart muscle thickness, chamber size, wall motion, ability of the atria and ventricles to empty, and can show valve incompetence.
It can show the pericardium and whether there is fluid, and how much, and if it impedes chamber filling or emptying (tamponade).

In brief: A lot. It can show
Motion and function of valves, heart muscle thickness, chamber size, wall motion, ability of the atria and ventricles to empty, and can show valve incompetence.
It can show the pericardium and whether there is fluid, and how much, and if it impedes chamber filling or emptying (tamponade).
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