Echocardiogram

Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…else. Even if there is no evidence of an aneurysm in a physical exam, if you’re at high risk your doctor will probably order an ultrasound or echocardiogram to screen for undetected aneurysms. Computed tomography (CT) scans and aortic angiograms, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also pinpoint…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…your left ventricle may have wall motion abnormalities, meaning that the scarred areas are not contracting with the rest of the muscle tissue. Echocardiograms have shown that ACE inhibitor drugs support the left ventricle so that it works more like a healthy heart, improving pumping ability and ejection…

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Your Smartphone Is a Portable ECG Machine

…while … I’m all for technological changes that save lives and reduce the cost of health care. So, if remotely transmitting a live ECG or echocardiogram slice to a medical care provider can fast-track treatment—or reassure someone who is stable—I am open to that. But let's remember that all…

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