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How does an echocardiogram function?

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Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Doppler effect

The echocardiogram utilizes ultrasound and a principle called the doppler effect.
Doppler effect means sound waves are reflected at different velocities and this information is electronically transformed to allow visualization of structural details and provide information about blood flow velocities.

In brief: Doppler effect

The echocardiogram utilizes ultrasound and a principle called the doppler effect.
Doppler effect means sound waves are reflected at different velocities and this information is electronically transformed to allow visualization of structural details and provide information about blood flow velocities.
Dr. Gary Roach
Dr. Gary Roach
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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ultrasound

An echocardiorgam is a test used to visualize the heart pump functoin and valves in a non-invasive fashion.
Gel is placed on your chest allowing contact of a visualization probe that delivers ultrasound to your heart that "bounces back" like radar to the probe and to a large computer that can make a 2-d picture of your heart and its blood flow through the valves.

In brief: Ultrasound

An echocardiorgam is a test used to visualize the heart pump functoin and valves in a non-invasive fashion.
Gel is placed on your chest allowing contact of a visualization probe that delivers ultrasound to your heart that "bounces back" like radar to the probe and to a large computer that can make a 2-d picture of your heart and its blood flow through the valves.
Dr. Jerry Routh
Dr. Jerry Routh
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