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What is an echocardiogram and how is it helpful?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Ultrasound of heart

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart.
It gives the cardiologist a lot of information about the function of the heart and its valves, the size of the different chambers and the flow of blood through the different chambers. It can be done from the surface of the chest or from inside the food pipe (esophagus).

In brief: Ultrasound of heart

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart.
It gives the cardiologist a lot of information about the function of the heart and its valves, the size of the different chambers and the flow of blood through the different chambers. It can be done from the surface of the chest or from inside the food pipe (esophagus).
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Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology

In brief: It depends

Echocardiography is performed to provide information about the structure and function of the heart.
It can provide information about structural abnormalities such as valve abnormalities and congenital defects. It is also helpful to determine how well the heart functions as well as pressures inside the heart. It can also be utilized to look for abnormalities of the aorta.

In brief: It depends

Echocardiography is performed to provide information about the structure and function of the heart.
It can provide information about structural abnormalities such as valve abnormalities and congenital defects. It is also helpful to determine how well the heart functions as well as pressures inside the heart. It can also be utilized to look for abnormalities of the aorta.
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