echocardiography

noun

echo·​car·​di·​og·​ra·​phy ˌe-kō-ˌkär-dē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce echocardiography (audio)
plural echocardiographies
: the use of ultrasound to examine the structure and functioning of the heart for abnormalities and disease
echocardiographer noun
echocardiographic adjective

Examples of echocardiography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vitamin A levels and the results of magnetic resonance angiography, echocardiography, and a thrombophilia screening were also normal. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2017 Typically, fetal echocardiography, an ultrasound of the baby's heart, is limited to high-risk cases such as for pregnant mothers with a family history or concerns detected in routine ultrasounds. Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2023 The enlarged space will allow the hospital to expand its pediatric offerings beyond what is currently available at Mentor, including echocardiography. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 28 Sep. 2022 The 30 who didn’t had additional testing – either a cardiac MRI, cardiac magnetic imaging or a stress echocardiography. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2021 Total bill: Fentress owed a balance of $10,092.13 for cardiology, echocardiography and family medicine visits on various dates in 2019 and 2020. Laura Ungar, The Enquirer, 16 Oct. 2020 There are a number of different imaging options used in stress testing, including echocardiography, nuclear SPECT and cardiac MRI. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2018 Her father, a cardiologist, was the medical director of the echocardiography lab at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, also in St. Louis. New York Times, 10 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of echocardiography was in 1965

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“Echocardiography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echocardiography. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

echocardiography

noun
echo·​car·​di·​og·​ra·​phy -ˌkärd-ē-ˈäg-rə-fē How to pronounce echocardiography (audio)
plural echocardiographies
: the use of ultrasound to examine and measure the structure and functioning of the heart and to diagnose abnormalities and disease
echocardiographer noun
echocardiographic adjective

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