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.
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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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Contrast echocardiography with SonoVue [R] showed enhancement of the right atrium wall and intracardiac mass, indicating granulomatosis or cardiac angiosarcoma.
For this a transthoracic contrast echocardiography was done using agitated saline.
There diagnostic criteria were as follows: (1) >3 prominent trabecular formations along the left ventricular endocardial border, which are visible in end-diastole, distinct from papillary muscles, false tendons, or aberrant bands, (2) trabeculations move synchronously with the compacted myocardium, (3) trabeculations form the noncompacted part of the two-layer myocardial structure, best visible at endsystole, and (4) perfusion of the intertrabecular spaces from the ventricular cavity is present at end-diastole on color-Doppler echocardiography or contrast echocardiography.
Each clinical chapter covers common indications, imaging protocols, clinical examples, and limitations, and additional chapters address contrast ultrasound, contrast echocardiography, and nuclear perfusion imaging.
Contrast echocardiography is a highly sensitive diagnostic tool by injecting either agitated saline or dye from peripheral vein, and bubbles or dye would be observed in the subsequent cardiac echogram few seconds later, if right-to-left shunt exist.
6) The screening method of choice is Contrast echocardiography with a sensitivity of90%.
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The use of contrast echocardiography may help establish the diagnosis among patients with suggestive but non-diagnostic findings (22).
In more uncertain cases, a detailed evaluation of myocardial function using (tissue) Doppler and contrast echocardiography is effective.