echocardiogram

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web Of the 105 patients in the study, 32 of them -- or 31% -- had dilation of the right ventricle based on an echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart. Michael Nedelman And Mark Lieber, CNN, "Right ventricle enlargement a major predictor for mortality among COVID patients, new study finds," 18 May 2020 But in this case, the team decided that Kayla needed a MRI, CAT scan, and echocardiogram at the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, Fernandes said. BostonGlobe.com, "After zookeepers became worried about her health, a beloved lioness at the Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro received a police escort to an animal hospital Saturday to undergo medical tests, officials said.," 25 Nov. 2019 This test, a transesophageal echocardiogram, involved putting a camera into her esophagus — which runs right behind the heart — to get a closer look. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Felt Fine, but Her M.R.I. Showed Several Strokes. What Was Wrong?," 1 Jan. 2020 The result raised the possibility that the algorithm could improve detection by efficiently screening patients who should be referred for echocardiograms, a costly imaging test. Casey Ross, STAT, "At Mayo Clinic, AI engineers face an ‘acid test’: Will their algorithms help real patients?," 18 Dec. 2019 From there, doctors can see many of the structures of the heart that can’t be seen from the front, where the usual echocardiogram is done. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Felt Fine, but Her M.R.I. Showed Several Strokes. What Was Wrong?," 1 Jan. 2020 In a paper published last January, Mayo’s research team found that the algorithm was able to accurately identify a weak heart pump in 86% of patients who were found to have the condition based on a follow-up echocardiogram. Casey Ross, STAT, "At Mayo Clinic, AI engineers face an ‘acid test’: Will their algorithms help real patients?," 18 Dec. 2019 This was predictably observed in the nonsmoker group, using a type of ultrasound imaging called myocardial contrast echocardiogram. NBC News, "E-cigarettes hurt heart health, possibly more than regular cigarettes," 11 Nov. 2019 One way to check is a maternal echocardiogram, a sonogram of the heart that private insurance and Medicaid would cover — but not CHIP Perinate, Lopez and numerous other providers said. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas," 8 Dec. 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Echocardiogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echocardiogram. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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echocardiogram

noun
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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