Echocardiography

What is Echocardiography?

Echocardiography or echo, is a painless test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of your heart. The pictures show the size and shape of your heart. They also show how well your heart's chambers and valves are working.It is used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases.

Questions and answers on "Echocardiography"

i have symptoms of left shoulder pain, pain in the center of my chest, fatigue, sweating, feeling hot when I do everyday tasks, no appetite, woke up one night gasping for breath. My cardiologist said it is not CHF. Your thoughts. He did an keg.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs echocardiography

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
I won't agree with your cardiologist. Not yet.
I suggest testing a echocardiography before ruling out heart failure. .
Best of luck. Dr Mittal....

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A 64 year old male with Diabetes and Hypertension from 7 yrs on medication .HB A 1c 6.3 , FBS 124 Urine Sugar +, and ECG changes of LVF and T inversion . Report uploaded .
What could be the immediate and long term prognosis and complication , what additional investigation will be required to assess .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A 2d echocardiography & stress test to evaluate the cardiac status is j

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,
I am Dr. Mody and I would be addressing your concern .
With HbA1c at 6.3 the blood sugars are well under control and Diabetes continue the same medication .
I have reviewed the ECG ,...

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Ecg states:
Impression sinus rhythm
impression: right atrial abnormality
Heart rate 95... was nervous when taking test.
I've had infrequent heart flutters mostly with anxiety or upset.
I'm scheduled for spine surgery and all blood tests came out very good.
What does the ecg report mean?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No serious abnormality

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

Heart rate 95 bpm is OK if you were nervous.
Right atrial abnormality is not a significant finding on ECG. ECG is not as informative for right atrial abnormalities. If you have breathlessness, lung problems, I would advise you to...

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Hello doctor, I am having very heavy heart beats. What could be the reason? I have attached my blood reports.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
2D echocardiography

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Heavy heart beats can be due to eating rich spicy foods, drinking excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol, smoking, using recreational drugs, anxiety and heart problem.

Your blood reports are normal.

I will advise you to do 2D...

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2 D ECG report is attached. Please provide your opinion

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your heart function through echocardiography is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi Jasekla,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The echocardiography report is normal. It shows the pumping function of your heart. The...

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Blood pressure at 107/64.heart rate at 96. Right hand and arm a bit numb....has been foe a week off and on. Small inconsistent pain in left chest. Very small pain, what's the cause?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Kindly get a 24 hour holter ECG and Echocardiography done

Detailed Answer:

Hello Sir,
Thanks for writing in to us at hcm.
This is Dr.Riyanka and I am glad to be helping you with your query.

I have gone through your complaints.

Since you are already on cholesterol lowering drugs like...

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My mother today morning felt like head was rotating and her vision for few seconds was blue. So went to doctor for check up she said that BP was high and asked to take ECG. I have attached the same. After seeing the ECG she asked me take a 2D echo. Please suggest me if everything is fine or not.

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Hello XXXXXXX

After going through the medical details provided by you of your mother I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that the Ecg is showing ST T changes in infero lateral leads which can be due to some myocardial ischemia.

Echocardiography should be done for evaluating...

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My 3 Month old baby lip and skin turn bluish and make no sound while crying severely.
Once the crying stops skin and lip color turn to normal skin color.

please suggests whether its normal or a sign of concern.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Better get evaluated by a pediatrician

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

I can understand your concern.
Getting blue while crying can be due to breath holding spell or some cardiac disorder. It can be there even if there is no significant abnormality.
But...

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Every few seconds or less, my pulse skips a beat. Is that s concern?

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Brief Answer:
Yes it could be a matter of concern

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ma'am

After going through the medical details provided by you I would like to tell you that considering your age yes this could be a matter of concern and if it is happening frequently then it's advisable to get few basic...

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How can I tell if my blood supply in my body is low?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please refer to the detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

After going through the medical details provided by you I would like to tell you that the lack of blood supply in your body will present in the form of easy fatigue, Dizziness, loss of interest in daily...

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I am a 35 yr old male, 5 10 , 280lbs. My medical history includes: malignant polyps (found when I was 21), Lupus, Autoimmune Liver Disease, Abdominal Aortic Anerisim, Chronic High Blood Pressure, and Diabetes. I recently was discharged from the hospital with clear echocardiogram readings, a clear stress test, and a clear chest CT with no signs of MI or CHD. My throat feels as if it is closing. I ve had no fever or flu symptoms recently. I do have acid reflux and have recently suffered some discomfort in my chest. What can I take to relieve the choking sensation? Flem only appears if I have a deep cough. Also, breathing has become shallow...

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Hello, I am a 39 year old female who has been suffering from PVCs for about 5 years now. I have been to 2 cardiologists and had 24 hour monitor, echocardiogram, and stress tests done and all have been reletively normal with the exception of the pvcs. The last holter monitor stated that I had over 3,000 PVCs in a 24 hr period. This is significantly greater than when they first started occurly. The last few days they have been all of the time. The doctors are not concerned about them. I have always believed that your body tries to tell you what is wrong. Is there other tests I should have done?

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Hi i have had a echocardiogram and i have also had a ecg. the where both normal. I am stillv having skipped beats that sometimes make me dizzy. these can be when i am walking sitting or lying down. some happen once a week or once a month the sometimes it happens 3 or four times a day. should i be worried. help please

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My 65 year old wife has just undergone an angiogram due to a positive stress test result where inferolateral ischemia was suspected. She has had severe GERD type pain without other symptoms but these episodes occurred 2-3 times in the past year and were not reported to her Doc until the last episode and this started a series of investigations. She has had an echocardiogram that I believe was negative. She is taking hydrochlorothiazide and has been for 4-5 years. She has been diagnosed with hypokalemia but I do not think there has been any alteration in her hydrochlorothiazide dose. She is to undergo a CT scan as she has had blood detected in her urine. My question is: Could her shortness of breath, her positive stress test result, the blood in her urine, her low blood potassium, her general feeling of malaise, etc. be associated with her use of hydrochlorothiazide?

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my 15 year old son says he is getting light headed when working out and thinks his heart beat is irregular

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My husband has had heart palpating and then he said that it goes up into his neck,he says that they often happen ,sometimes two or three times a week. Do you have an opinion about what could be happening. He says after it happens he says it makes...

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My mother today morning felt like head was rotating and her vision for few seconds was blue. So went to doctor for check up she said that BP was high and asked to take ECG. I have attached the same. After seeing the ECG she asked me take a 2D...

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