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

Examples of echocardiogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An echocardiogram uses sound waves to take pictures of the heart and measure the direction and velocity of flow. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 13 Aug. 2021 In some cases, that included electrocardiogram and echocardiogram tests and blood work. Olivia Reiner, USA TODAY, 20 July 2021 That was the experience of Judy Nauta, a downtown resident who had an echocardiogram scheduled for Thursday and a chemical stress test set for Friday. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2021 Rather, your doctor will have to perform tests to make the diagnosis, like an electrocardiogram, an echocardiogram, and blood tests. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The dog was being treated for a snake bite when the veterinarian detected an abnormal heart rhythm and ordered up an echocardiogram. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 7 Mar. 2021 The most effective way to see the heart in action is with an echocardiogram, Wang told the man. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2021 Another issue is expense, said Phelan, estimating the cost of a cardiac MRI exam is $2,500 to $8,500 — far more expensive the EKG, echocardiogram and bloodwork. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2020 Sugarman said an echocardiogram is ordered for players at the combine only if their EKG comes back abnormal. Mark Craig, Star Tribune, 28 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of echocardiogram

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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