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Why would you check the diaphragm during echocardiogram?

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Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Respiratory function

This would allow the person reading the echocardiogram to determine if any respiratory difficulties might be due to diaphragmatic dysfunction.

In brief: Respiratory function

This would allow the person reading the echocardiogram to determine if any respiratory difficulties might be due to diaphragmatic dysfunction.
Dr. Gary Roach
Dr. Gary Roach
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Right under heart

You don't examine the diaphragm muscle during an echo study, but rather you routinely obtain certain images of the heart from a position of holding the imaging probe just under the diaphragm and "looking" up.
The heart sits immediately on top of the diaphragm, so this view allows imaging of certain structures not seen well in other views.

In brief: Right under heart

You don't examine the diaphragm muscle during an echo study, but rather you routinely obtain certain images of the heart from a position of holding the imaging probe just under the diaphragm and "looking" up.
The heart sits immediately on top of the diaphragm, so this view allows imaging of certain structures not seen well in other views.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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