echocardiography

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ech·o·car·di·og·ra·phy

 (ĕk′ō-kär′dē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The use of ultrasound to record and produce a two-dimensional real-time display of the size, motion, and structure of various components of the heart.

ech′o·car′di·o·graph′ic adj.

echocardiography

(ˌɛkəʊkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Medicine) examination of the heart using ultrasound techniques

echocardiography

A diagnostic method of examining the heart’s structure using ultrasound (high-frequency) waves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.echocardiography - a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
Translations
echokardiografie

ech·o·car·di·og·ra·phy

n. ecocardiografía, método de diagnóstico por sonido ultrasónico para hacer visuales estructuras internas del corazón.

echocardiography

n ecocardiografía; stress — ecocardiografía de estrés or esfuerzo; transesophageal — ecocardiografía transesofágica; transthoracic — ecocardiografía transtorácica
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Both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms demonstrated a subcentimeter aortic valve vegetation (Figure 1), moderate aortic regurgitation, and hypokinesis of the inferolateral left ventricular wall.
Transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrating an eccentric regurgitant jet (white arrow) through the perforated anterior mitral valve leaflet
A 70 year old patient with streptococcus bacteremia was scheduled for a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
In view of persistent tachycardia and dyspnoea with an increase grade of murmur grade 4/6 echocardiogram was done which revealed dilated right side chambers and highly mobile vegetation attached to the posterior tricuspid leaflet which was confirmed by Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) (Figure-2).
On March 3, 2003, Adam underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) which documented "small mobile filamentous masses seen on the right and left side via atrioseptum, which may represent a suture material but could not rule out clot.
Discussion with operating room staff members revealed that a unique aspect of these patients' surgeries included the use of an intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, also is good for diagnosing heart and blood vessel abnormalities, as is a transesophageal echocardiogram, or TEE, that uses a probe inserted through the esophagus - the muscular "pipe" that sends food from the mouth to the stomach - and lodged close to the heart, to create an image of the heart and the blood vessels.
A transesophageal echocardiogram probe, which had previously been cleaned with Cidex OPA, was placed at the start of the procedure to monitor the patient's intraoperative cardiac function.
A transesophageal echocardiogram was performed on January 5, 1996, to further evaluate the suspected endocarditis.
The surgeons added, "The post-operative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed that the mitral valve is no longer leaking, and we expect the patient to be discharged in a few days.