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How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: See below
We look at the heart muscle, the valves, the other blood vessels.
We look at the structures themselves to see if they are normal or not. Valves for instance can be thickened or have calcium in them. The heart muscle can be too thick or may not contract normally. The doppler part involves looking at the direction and speed of flow of the blood. It might tell us that a valve is leaking or blocked.

In brief: See below
We look at the heart muscle, the valves, the other blood vessels.
We look at the structures themselves to see if they are normal or not. Valves for instance can be thickened or have calcium in them. The heart muscle can be too thick or may not contract normally. The doppler part involves looking at the direction and speed of flow of the blood. It might tell us that a valve is leaking or blocked.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Experience
We use a combination of subjective opinion while viewing a live or recorded image and actual measurement of size, flow, and function.
We then compare this data to known normals. Experience is very important in interpreting these exams.

In brief: Experience
We use a combination of subjective opinion while viewing a live or recorded image and actual measurement of size, flow, and function.
We then compare this data to known normals. Experience is very important in interpreting these exams.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
Thank
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