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What will the results of an echocardiogram indicate?

The purpose of the echocardiogram is to assess the structure and function of the heart. The results will provide information that can help the health care professional make a diagnosis that involves the heart.

Echocardiograms may be repeated over time, monitoring heart function and the results may help decide whether previous treatment has been effective and whether any changes in that treatment program are required.

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Comment from: Anil, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

Following are the conclusions of my echocardiogram test. Overall left ventricular systolic function is moderately impaired with EF (ejection fraction) between 35 to 40 percent. The diastolic filling pattern indicates impaired relaxation. Septal and apical wall motion abnormalities described in the bull's eye. The right ventricle is normal in size and measure 1.7 cm. There is no evidence of pulmonary hypertension.

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Comment from: speedy, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 02

My sister who had suffered a massive heart attack but appeared to be improving was then given a dobutamine echocardiograph and suffered another massive heart attack as they were just finishing administering this test. She did not survive. We the family wonder if this test should have been given to a patient who had already suffered a major heart attack.

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