Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound scan of the heart. It uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. It can spot blood clots in the heart, the presence of fluid around the heart, cardiomyopathies, and problems in the aorta.

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Why do I hear my heartbeat only in right ear while bending down?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I can hear my heartbeat in my right ear when I bend towards my knee. In any other position like standing or lying down I do not hear this heartbeat sound. My hearing test is normal. Is it normal to hear this heartbeat sound when a person bends his head towards ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Most commonly such feeling of heartbeat known as palpitations is absolutely normal. However, this could be due to anxiety issues. I would recommend you to get your electrocardiogram (ECG) and thyroid profile done and write back to me with re...  Read Full »

Please explain my 18 days old baby's echo reports.

Query: Hi doctor, Please find the attached¬†echo reports of my 18 days old baby boy. Please review and give your feedback. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the echocardiogram reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This kind of connection presents in some new borns and rarely persists for lifelong. This usually does not cause any symptom, but may cause congestive cardiac failur...  Read Full »

Is mild hydrocephalus dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My present ultrasound is showing mild hydrocephalus with breech presentation (36 weeks) dilated 13 mm ventricle. No genetic disorder reported earlier done in second trimester. All the previous ultrasound showed normal and sound growth of fetus. Reports attached for your reference. Thank y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrocephalus means increase in fluid content in the fluid spaces of the brain. This can keep increasing in size or remain same. Hydrocephalus was detected in the last trimester. As it is now 36 weeks wait for baby to get delivered. As there is fetal hypoxia y...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain that goes up to the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I get heavy chest pains and sometimes it is unbearable. It goes up to my throat, upper jaw and sometimes to my back. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest pain in your case can be due to either cardiac disease for which I may need more elaborated details from you or it could be due to gastritis. Sometimes, pain from heart referred to left arm, jaw, throat and even some times to back which can be evaluated by,...  Read Full »

Is LV hypertrophy of 1.22 a serious concerned fact?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-male. I had an echo, and all results are normal except LV hypertrophy was 1.22 a little out of range. My BP is 117/77 mmHg, and presently I am not on any medication. I do exercise every day. My cardiologist said to take an echo again in two years. Is this serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Salam Salloum

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This mild LVH (left ventricle hypertrophy) is not of concern. Sometimes the echo could miss read the wall thickness. It is fine to repeat it in 1-2 years for reassurance. You could have a cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is much better in assessing the h...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath and numbness in arms in the morning. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male, who weighs 115 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. I woke up after an hour of sleep with shortness of breath and numbness in my right arm. I have been suffering from a cold, for a week now. Five days ago I boarded a flight, I got congested during the first leg of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would give my opinion regarding this, but it may not be the final diagnosis as I have not examined you. Shortness of breath after lying down for an hour implies there is a pulmonary congestion, that is pooling of blood in lungs due to weakened heart. It is called ort...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right arm. Should I check whether my arteries have clogged?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old. I have some not so mild pain in my right arm for the past two days. Since yesterday, I have some pain in my chest, towards the right. It pains when I cough or clear my throat. Pain is not unbearable but not mild also. Two days back, I felt a bit weak in my right arm,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome on icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your clinical symptomatology does not seem to be cardiac-related. Pain modulated by coughing or body posture modulation goes in favor of an extra-cardiac cause, most likely a respiratory i...  Read Full »

What is 'Trace TR' in echocardiography?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is suffering from high BP from two days. We met a cardiologist and I have the reports. Can you look at them? Our business is not going well. So, he is a lot tensed lately. He had something similar two years ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the echo report you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a normal echocardiography report. As your father is going through a tough phase and his BP is increased, it is better to give him antihypertension drugs provided by your...  Read Full »

Please explain the echocardiogram taken for a couple of near syncopal episodes.

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 17-year-old male with 6'1" in height and 185 pounds weight. The primary doctor ordered an ECG and an echocardiogram because of a couple of episodes of near syncope recently. The episodes occur after sudden standing, and we were told it might be due to dehydration and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which there is asymmetrical septal hypertrophy. LVOT (left ventricular outflow velocity) velocity is 1.97m/s, so there is no LVOT obstruction. For the long term, we need to do a follow-up echo to see for any incr...  Read Full »

Can trivial mitral regurgitation worsen in future?

Query: Hello doctor, I just recently had an echocardiogram. The result was normal. The only finding was trivial regurgitation of my mitral valve. I was told this is normal. The question I have is, is this something that could get worse over time? If so, what lifestyle changes can I make now to prevent tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Trivial mitral regurgitation is physiological, which means normal. And in absence of structural heart abnormalities, this will not progress. So, there is nothing to worry about it and needs no specific precautions. You may continue with all your daily activities incl...  Read Full »

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