Echocardiogram

What is Echocardiogram?

Echocardiogram, is ultrasound study of the heart, done using ultrasonic waves and recording the reflections of these waves from the tissues. The Echo primarily helps in studying the structural and functional aspects of the heart including the mobility of the valves and condition of the heart walls.

Questions and answers on "Echocardiogram"

what is the normal heart capacity for a 53 yr old woman,128 pounds?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Normal ejection fraction (heart capacity) should be higher than 60%

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

Normal ejection fraction (heart capacity) should be higher than 60% during an echocardiogram.

If lower than 60%, then, circulation problems of the heart should be ruled out and...

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Does this ECHO look normal?

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Brief Answer:
Your stress echocardiogram reports is perfectly normal...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!

After reviewing your stress echocardiogram reports I would like to say that it's perfectly normal.

You had a normal heart reaction during exercise, without any reduction on...

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Hi! My dad had an echocardiogram a week ago after complaints of dizziness, his only symptom. He is 80 years old. Can we assume (hopefully) that nothing immediately life threatening or critical showed up on the echo if he has not heard anything? Wouldn't the sonographer be obligated to notify the cardiologist immediately if a significant problem was noted? Surely there is a protocol in place to address urgent problems. It seems that sonographers surely know more about what they see on a sonogram than the patient may realize. Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If no further action was taken, then likely nothing serious

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

If there is a serious problem, a sonographer refers it to a cardiologist, and further interventions are done.

If they didn't tell you anything, didn't prescribe further examinations or treatment,...

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Here is my echocardiogram result. I have normal blood pressure, age 65, female.

My echo: Normal LV systolic function with an ejection fraction estimated to be 60%

Mild diastolic dysfunction
Mild asymmetric LVH
Mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation


Any recommendations regarding the three mild problems, ie exercise, diet, physical therapy, meds? I am following up, but with cardiologists, it will take longer.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Continue your current regimen

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

This is a very good echocardiogram. There is no reason to be concerned. I would continue to do what you're doing. The most important things are to control your blood pressure which can do done with exercise, diet, increasing...

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I went to the ER Sun. Because I've had swollen legs, hands and feet for a couple of weeks. Blood work done, and chest X-ray and EKG. I have a slight case of pneumonia. I don't why my swelling wasn't addressed. But after five hrs in the ER I just to get out of there. Swelling is still there but think the antibiotics are helping. I was told to get an echocardiogram done and another chest X-ray. Your thoughts please.m I'm not coughing, sneezing, wheezing at al?????

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
the infection is not sufficient to explain the swelling

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

there is no link between the swollen legs and the infection. If the infection is well documented then treatment is required. Besides that, investigation is needed for the swelling. An echocardiogram is a...

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My mother is 85 years old and lives with me. Lately I have noticed that she gets short of breath and dizzy at the least bit of activity such as walking no more than a block. She insists on helping me with the dishes after dinner but gets very short winded after only about 10 minutes of helping. She has been complaing also of dizziness along with it. She also get short winded just getting herself dressed in the morning.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Discussion follows

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Appreciate your concern for your mother.
Breathlessness on exertion can result from causes related to the heart like decreased pumping action of the heart which may be diagnosed from an echocardiogram. Or...

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my fathers' age is 65 and he has high BP from the age of 40 for which he use Revas am5 tablet regularly. now recent ECG report shows QRs(T) contour abnormality consider high lateral infarct
ST & T abnormality, Consider inferior ischemia or left ventricular starin. What does this mean. kibdlt suggest.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can you please share your ECG?

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I wish to know why this ECG was performed in the first place? And can you please share the ECG record here. There is an option to upload reports and pictures on this page.

Left ventricular strain pattern is quite commonly seen with...

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Hi, I am a 50 year old woman and I was in the hospital for a few days because of my gall bladder. I had an echo done and I was told that my EF was 20%. I know that's pretty low but I do have an ICD. Should I be concerned that the % isn't higher.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Considerations

Detailed Answer:
hello and thank you for sending the question.

You are correct that and ejection fraction of 20% is regarded as low. What is important is the comparison of the most recent echocardiogram compare to your prior study. If you're ejection fraction has...

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Is my echocardiogram that I have attached considered a potential problem? the mild mitral valve regurgitation part?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, after reviewing your uploaded echo reports, I would like to explain that both of them confirm mild mitral regurgitation, not moderate.

Based on these reports, it...

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hi.istoped.amlodipine.4.weeks.ago.but.my.ancles.still.swell.up

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You need further evaluation and treatment

Detailed Answer:
if you developed ankle swelling and it doesn't go away after stopping Amlodipine, you need further evaluation and treatment. Please answer the following questions so that I can help to evaluate you better:-
-What's the...

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I have been feeling dizzy ( vertigo ), nauseaous and very fatigued since Thursday. I feel ok when laying down. I measured my bloodpressure this morning (86/59).

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