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When did echocardiogram start being performed?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 1953

The original description of m-mode echocardiography in 1953, by inge edler (1911–2001) and his physicist friend hellmuth hertz, marked the beginning of this new diagnostic noninvasive technique the 1st clinical application of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound was actually in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with pericardial effusion.

In brief: 1953

The original description of m-mode echocardiography in 1953, by inge edler (1911–2001) and his physicist friend hellmuth hertz, marked the beginning of this new diagnostic noninvasive technique the 1st clinical application of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound was actually in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with pericardial effusion.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology

In brief: 1954

The first reports in the literature were in 1954.
Due to limitations with the technology, it did not start taking off until the late 1960's. Recent advances in computer technology have revolutionized echocardiography and increased its utilization.

In brief: 1954

The first reports in the literature were in 1954.
Due to limitations with the technology, it did not start taking off until the late 1960's. Recent advances in computer technology have revolutionized echocardiography and increased its utilization.
Dr. Gary Roach
Dr. Gary Roach
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