If you're doctor, or other health care provider referred you to have an echocardiogram, you might be surprised to see on the order that they in fact ordered a limited echocardiogram. If this came as a surprise to you, not to worry. I'll take a moment here to explain what a limited echocardiogram is and how it differs from a complete echocardiogram. What Is A Limited … [Read more...] about What Is A Limited Echocardiogram? (vs a Complete Exam)
So you've been referred by your doctor or other health care provider to have an echocardiogram, or ultrasound of your heart. If you've had an echocardiogram done in the past, then you pretty much know what to expect. But if this is your first time having an echocardiogram, then you've probably got a few questions. That's ok. You're not alone. I've been performing … [Read more...] about Can You Wear a Bra During an Echocardiogram?
There are a lot of things that an echocardiogram can tell us. Echocardiograms can tell us how healthy your heart valves are. They can tell us how well your heart is pumping. Echocardiograms can even tell us what the pressures are inside each of the chambers of your heart. Can An Echocardiogram Detect Blocked Arteries?But there are some things that an echocardiogram … [Read more...] about Does An Echocardiogram Show Blockages? (Blocked Arteries)
Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines For Echo: And How To Measure RVSP You probably don’t need to be told that echocardiography plays a major role in the noninvasive assessment of pulmonary hypertension. Echo is used to not only screen for the disease, but to determine right and left heart structure and function as well as monitor the progress of patients undergoing … [Read more...] about Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines For Echo: And How To Measure RVSP
4 Most Common Errors We Make In Evaluating Aortic Valve Velocity In Echocardiography I don’t know about you, but aortic stenosis cases seem to be my bread and butter. It seems like I see more patients with aortic stenosis than any other pathology. Granted, some of that may be attributed to the the region where my echo lab is located of course. Regardless, aortic stenosis … [Read more...] about 4 Most Common Errors In Evaluating Aortic Valve Velocity