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What does an echocardiogram do?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Images the heart

An echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to deliver a set of moving images of the heart.
It gives us a lot of information about the function (and the strength) of the heart, its valves and the blood flow through the chambers.

In brief: Images the heart

An echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to deliver a set of moving images of the heart.
It gives us a lot of information about the function (and the strength) of the heart, its valves and the blood flow through the chambers.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: SeeHeart & BloodFlow

Issues detectable by symptoms, stethoscope and/or ekg are limited; e.
g. Most heart attacks & valve problems missed. Using us, 1-10 mhz, motion of the muscular chambers & 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.

In brief: SeeHeart & BloodFlow

Issues detectable by symptoms, stethoscope and/or ekg are limited; e.
g. Most heart attacks & valve problems missed. Using us, 1-10 mhz, motion of the muscular chambers & 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.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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