About "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.

Related Terms: ECG, Coronary Artery Disease, Treadmill Test, Chest Pain, Holter Monitor, High Blood Pressure, Electrocardiogram

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What does grade 1 diastolic dysfunction in echocardiogram indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety for the last five months. Recently, I had an echocardiogram, it says grade 1 diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle with E/A ratio 0.7. Rest other parameters of the echo are fine. Sometimes my diastolic BP goes to 90 due to anxiety. Can you please tell what is this...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diastolic dysfunction in the echo is, in fact, abnormal function of the left ventricle during relaxation phase that is diastole (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It occurs when left ventricle muscle is hypertrophied due to increased blood pressure. Gr...  Read Full »
Please see my echocardiogram report, and tell me if I need immediate medical attention.
Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if I could get a detailed review regarding the attached echocardiogram report. I wish to know whether there is any issue which requires immediate medical attention. Moreover, I would also like to know about the non-pharmacological management of the abnormality, like e...  Read Full »
Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your echocardiography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your EF (ejection fraction) is 76 %, which is good. But, you have a heart valve problem. You follow-up with your cardiologist, and repeat echocardiogram as suggested by him...  Read Full »
What does my baby's echocardiogram report indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, My baby's heart rate is 110 beats per minute. During examination, the echocardiogram shows S1 normal, S2 split 3/6 and continuous murmur at left infraclavicular region. What does the information indicate?  Read Full »
Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports of echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The patient has a condition called patent ductus arteriosus. Usually ductus arteriosus closes at birth of a baby, but sometimes, it remains patent and does not close naturally....  Read Full »
What does high deceleration time in echocardiogram indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an echocardiogram. The results were normal, but the deceleration time is 439 ms. My doctor did not say anything about it while reviewing the results. But, I have subsequently learned that it is very prolonged. What should I do now?  Read Full »
Dr. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It suggests grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. It is explainable by your obesity as evident from BMI - body mass index mentioned. For further information consult a cardiologist online -->  Read Full »
Should I worry about my deteriorating 2D Echocardiogram?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past three years, my 2D Echo seems to be deteriorating. My TMT is positive and CAG is recommended. Early stage cervical spondylosis too has been reported. I have attached my test reports for your reference. Currently I am taking Losar- H 25 mg. Please go through the reports an...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and can understand your genuine health concerns. I would like to assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine. Proper care and treatment is what you require.  Read Full »
Is jerky septum a normal finding on the echocardiogram?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. My echo is normal with LVEF of 50% and dobutamine stress test negative for ischemia (LVEF of 58%). But, it shows a jerky septum? Is jerky septum a normal finding?  Read Full »
Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few causes of jerky septum like bundle branch block, increased pressure in the right side of the heart, and disease in the pericardium. As your echo is normal, because of increased pressure on the right side of the heart, disease in pericardium is less l...  Read Full »

Can you explain my maid's heart condition in simple terms?
Query: Hi doctor, My maid has a heart problem since her birth. She complains of pain in heart, a sudden increase in heartbeat, feels hot and leg pain. Now, she feels very weak. Her echo was done recently and I have attached that here.  Read Full »
Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Her echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows three heart valves have been affected, mitral regurgitation (MR), tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) and aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Her LVEF is 38% (left ventricular ejection fraction). Her h...  Read Full »
I had chest pain. Can I get anesthesia for facelift surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, Eight months back I had chest pain. My dad expired at the age of 54 years because of MI. Hence the doctor insisted that I should take some tests and everything were normal. I have attached are some of the test results. I have not got any chest pain later. I am taking medicines for de...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to On review of the echocardiogram (echo) and the stress test (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it appears that you should be fine going through the surgery. However, I do not have your blood work. Usually the surgeons would like to have it within 30 days...  Read Full »
Why is there random chest pain in a heart patient?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother randomly gets chest pain that comes for one minute and goes, but this sequence sometimes occurs for half an hour. There is no jaw pain or pain radiating to the left hand, and no vomiting. Is there anything serious or this incident is common with heart patient? Her weight is ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is fine. You mentioned her to be a heart patient. Did she suffer an attack in the past or anything to suggest heart disease? I guess she just has blood pressure problem but no...  Read Full »


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