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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What is the principle behind myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE)?
The accuracy of contrast echocardiography has been validated for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the heart chambers and should be considered in patients in whom precise information is clinically required - such as patients under consideration for medical devices or potential heart transplant.
In more uncertain cases, a detailed evaluation of myocardial function using (tissue) Doppler and contrast echocardiography is effective.
6) In addition, contrast echocardiography can be useful, as it provides clearer endocardial border delineation for the application of the above criteria, especially in cases with more subtle morphology of noncompaction.
BOSTON -- For acute heart failure patients with neither a history of coronary disease nor evidence of acute MI, myocardial contrast echocardiography can distinguish ischemic from nonischemic etiology, a study has shown.
A new study presented this summer at the American Society of Echocardiography's 15th Annual Scientific Sessions shows that an ultrasound technique called myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) can quickly tell emergency room physicians whether a patient's chest pain is cardiac-related.
The conclusions of this study, coupled with the recommendations for the use of contrast echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography2, reinforce the important role of DEFINITY([R]) in cardiac imaging.
After injection of agitated saline into an upper extremity vein was not detected right-to-left shunt by transthoracic contrast echocardiography.
Scientists sought to determine if there is an association between DEFINITY and mortality in high-risk subgroups of patients who underwent contrast echocardiography in the Calgary Health Region.
BOSTON -- A novel risk score, comprising measures of wall motion and myocardial perfusion from contrast echocardiography and clinical variables, is a sensitive predictor of 1-year outcome in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain prior to obtaining troponin data, reported William Foster, M.
Therapy for the secondary prevention of stroke was assigned based on clinical characteristics, including the presence of an atrial septal aneurysm, a major right to left shunt using saline contrast echocardiography, a history of multiple events (clinical or silent), or a stroke precipitated by a valsalva maneuver.