echo·​car·​dio·​gram | \ ˌe-kō-ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce echocardiogram (audio) \

Definition of echocardiogram

: a visual record made by echocardiography also : the procedure for producing such a record

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Initial testing usually includes an echocardiogram or ultrasound, and a referral from the cardiologist if surgery is necessary. Trihealth,, "Common surgical heart treatments," 13 June 2019 Three times a week, Alysha was given a fetal echocardiogram to monitor the baby's heart. The Washington Post,, "Some people do better exercising at a low-intensity pace," 29 Apr. 2018 Researchers at Oxford University have been developing AIs intended to interpret echocardiograms, which are ultrasonic scans of the heart. The Economist, "Artificial intelligence will improve medical treatments," 7 June 2018 Three times a week, Alysha was given a fetal echocardiogram to monitor the baby’s heart. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "A tumor growing on her baby’s heart forced this pregnant mom to make a terrifying choice," 29 Apr. 2018 Some of the most frequent types of care that patients were charged facility fees for include radiation treatment, echocardiograms, sleep disorder testing, colonoscopies and mammograms. Adam Wisnieski,, "Hospitals Bill More Than $1 Billion In Facility Fees Over Two Years," 12 Apr. 2018 Therese Becker, mCORE's northern Ohio coordinator, said an echocardiogram is a heart ultrasound. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Heart health screenings performed at Brush High School a year after Alec Kornet's death," 25 Jan. 2018 Once the team confirmed what was going on, Adrianna began seeing cardiologists at the Cincinnati Fetal Center, who closely watched Remington’s heart with regular fetal echocardiograms and antenatal monitoring. Trihealth,, "Cincinnati Fetal Center gives baby Remington a shot at life," 19 Mar. 2018 Pregnant women should get a fetal echocardiogram test (often done in the second trimester) to screen for any major congenital cardiac anomalies in their developing baby. Caitlin Granfield, miamiherald, "High blood sugar in pregnant women can lead to heart problems in children | Miami Herald," 25 Feb. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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echo·​car·​dio·​gram | \ ˌek-ō-ˈkärd-ē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce echocardiogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of echocardiogram

: a visual record made by echocardiography also : the procedure for producing such a record

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