What is Echocardiogram?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Echocardiogram Bubble study

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See also: Transesophageal Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than x-ray image and involves no radiation exposure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Heart palpitations 16 6
Chest pain 13 6
General health 9 6
Diagnostic assessment 5 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 3 2
Fainting 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Echocardiogram

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Echocardiogram

Dosage Patients
yearly 3
one time 2
every 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 12
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4 patient evaluations for Echocardiogram

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 23, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Must make an apptl with a cardiologist.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 7, 2008 (Started Jun 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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