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What does echocardiogram with doppler signify?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Routine test

It's a routine noninvasive test to check the heart function, including the valves.

In brief: Routine test

It's a routine noninvasive test to check the heart function, including the valves.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heart function

Basically looks at structure of heart and function of the muscle and valves.
Is it beating strongly and symmetrically? Is it too thick or thin? The doppler is used to see how blood flows, esp across valves. Does it regurgitate back or is the valve tight? Anesthesiologists love echos because they take a lot of the guesswork out of someone with bad risk factors or abnormal exam findings.

In brief: Heart function

Basically looks at structure of heart and function of the muscle and valves.
Is it beating strongly and symmetrically? Is it too thick or thin? The doppler is used to see how blood flows, esp across valves. Does it regurgitate back or is the valve tight? Anesthesiologists love echos because they take a lot of the guesswork out of someone with bad risk factors or abnormal exam findings.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 2 things

The echocardiogram shows the structures.
It is like a motion picture of the heart muscle, valves, and other structures. The doppler shows the flow of blood or the motion of heart tissue (tissue doppler). It is like a radar gun used by the police. It shows the direction and velocity of flow.

In brief: 2 things

The echocardiogram shows the structures.
It is like a motion picture of the heart muscle, valves, and other structures. The doppler shows the flow of blood or the motion of heart tissue (tissue doppler). It is like a radar gun used by the police. It shows the direction and velocity of flow.
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