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Can you tell me what echocardiogram means?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ultrasound of heart

An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound of the heart.
Just like an ultrasound of a pregnant woman shows a real-time picture of the fetus, an echocardiogram shows a real-time picture of the heart. An echocardiogram can show if heart valves are abnormal, if the heart is thickened or dilated, how well the heart can pump, if there are any holes in the heart walls, and other heart problems.

In brief: Ultrasound of heart

An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound of the heart.
Just like an ultrasound of a pregnant woman shows a real-time picture of the fetus, an echocardiogram shows a real-time picture of the heart. An echocardiogram can show if heart valves are abnormal, if the heart is thickened or dilated, how well the heart can pump, if there are any holes in the heart walls, and other heart problems.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Echo+Cardio+Picture

Like most medical terms, these are simply combinations of label words.
Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video.

In brief: Echo+Cardio+Picture

Like most medical terms, these are simply combinations of label words.
Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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