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Can echo test detect heart blockage?
In patients with chest pain there are a number of different possible causes, some of which can be assessed by echocardiography. If artery blockages are suspected the echocardiogram may show abnormalities in the walls of the heart supplied by those arteries. These are known as wall motion abnormalities.
What is normal echo results?
In most cases, this is estimated by eye from all the available echo views. A normal ejection fraction is 50%–80%, but values as low as 5% are compatible with life (end-stage heart failure).
What is the best test to check for heart problems?
A test is then needed to pinpoint their location, The gold standard for this purpose is an angiogram taken during cardiac catheterization, an invasive test. A noninvasive alternative is an angiogram taken with an enhanced form of x-ray called computed tomography (CT).
How long is an echocardiogram?
How long does An Echocardiogram Take? An average echocardiogram will take around 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Around 5 minutes owill be spent on preparing and positioning the patient for the echocardiogram. 15 minutes on average will be spent acquiring the relevant images of the heart.
How long does it take to get the results of an echocardiogram?
The results of the test will be sent to the doctor that ordered the test for you. The test results will also be sent to your family doctor. It may take 3 to 4 days before you know the results of your test.