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What are the bright areas that show up on an echocardiogram?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Echo bright

Areas that are white on an echocardiogram are densities that can be either thickened tissue or calcium deposits.
Other metal items such as mechanical valves, stents or pacemaker leads can also appear white.

In brief: Echo bright

Areas that are white on an echocardiogram are densities that can be either thickened tissue or calcium deposits.
Other metal items such as mechanical valves, stents or pacemaker leads can also appear white.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Echocardiograms

The bright areas that show up on an echocardiogram are the parts of the heart that reflect the ultrasound beam back to the transducer which is the part of the instrument that the technician has placed on your chest.
The variations in brightness depend on the density of the tissue and the angle that the sound waves interact with the heart.

In brief: Echocardiograms

The bright areas that show up on an echocardiogram are the parts of the heart that reflect the ultrasound beam back to the transducer which is the part of the instrument that the technician has placed on your chest.
The variations in brightness depend on the density of the tissue and the angle that the sound waves interact with the heart.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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