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What does a echocardiogram show?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Several things

The heart muscle, the valves, arteries such as the aorta, the four chambers of the heart, fluid around the heart if present, how hard the heart is contracting, whether it is too weak or too thick.

In brief: Several things

The heart muscle, the valves, arteries such as the aorta, the four chambers of the heart, fluid around the heart if present, how hard the heart is contracting, whether it is too weak or too thick.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: HeartValvesBloodFlow

Using us, 1-10 mhz, motion of 4 muscle chambers, 4 valves & blood flow become visible, measurements can be made & more issues evaluated.
Us: safest of medical imaging techniques, yet quality very dependent on machine/tech/person/reader. Best always get video copies, read yourself & save issues detectable by symptoms, stethoscope &/or ekg are limited; eg. Most heart attacks & valve problems missed.

In brief: HeartValvesBloodFlow

Using us, 1-10 mhz, motion of 4 muscle chambers, 4 valves & blood flow become visible, measurements can be made & more issues evaluated.
Us: safest of medical imaging techniques, yet quality very dependent on machine/tech/person/reader. Best always get video copies, read yourself & save issues detectable by symptoms, stethoscope &/or ekg are limited; eg. Most heart attacks & valve problems missed.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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