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Does an echocardiogram tell everything thats is wrong with the heart?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Among other things, it shows chamber sizes, thickness, and function and it shows valves' structure and function.
It doesn't show blocked arteries, heart rhythm disturbances, or exercise physiology. It's strength is that it's relatively inexpensive, is non-invasive, uses no radiation, and can be repeated serially without harm. Stress tests, holter, mri, ct, angiography also can help.

In brief: No

Among other things, it shows chamber sizes, thickness, and function and it shows valves' structure and function.
It doesn't show blocked arteries, heart rhythm disturbances, or exercise physiology. It's strength is that it's relatively inexpensive, is non-invasive, uses no radiation, and can be repeated serially without harm. Stress tests, holter, mri, ct, angiography also can help.
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