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Is it possible to alter echocardiogram results to make them false? And how? Just curious.

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Dr. Ronald Botelho
Anesthesiology

In brief: Many

Many things can alter some aspects of echocardiogram result including hemodynamic status, cardiac ischemia, and drugs to name a few but there are many more.
Understand that the echocardiogram result is a picture of the heart function/structure at a given time, namely at the time the test is conducted. Although there is the capability to acquire 3 d images now, mostly the images are 2 dimensional and can capture misleading results if a thorough exam is not performed to get a complete picture. There are no "false" results per se just perhaps incomplete and at one point in time which may change at another time.

In brief: Many

Many things can alter some aspects of echocardiogram result including hemodynamic status, cardiac ischemia, and drugs to name a few but there are many more.
Understand that the echocardiogram result is a picture of the heart function/structure at a given time, namely at the time the test is conducted. Although there is the capability to acquire 3 d images now, mostly the images are 2 dimensional and can capture misleading results if a thorough exam is not performed to get a complete picture. There are no "false" results per se just perhaps incomplete and at one point in time which may change at another time.
Dr. Ronald Botelho
Dr. Ronald Botelho
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: It

It would be possible.
Most often this occurs by an error in placing the leads in the appropriate positions.

In brief: It

It would be possible.
Most often this occurs by an error in placing the leads in the appropriate positions.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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