Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to take pictures of the heart to create heart valves and major vessels. It allows the wall thickness of the heart (eg. As hypertrophy or atrophy) and the wall motion to determine and provides information on ischemia and infarction. It can be used both for determining the systolic function and the diastolic filling of the left heart, which can help in the diagnosis of LV hypertrophy, hypertrophic or restrictive cardiomyopathy, serious heart failure, constrictive pericarditis and of the severe aortic regurgitation. It is also used to assess the structure and function of the heart valves; valvular vegetations and intracardiac thrombus capture; and provides an estimate of the pulmonary arterial pressure and central venous pressure. Echocardiography LTH NHS TRUST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/c0218812-echocardiography-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/c0218812-echocardiography-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0’, title: ‘echocardiography’ description: ‘ u003Ca id = “v38395658 “class = ” anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “” para “” u003e u003cp u003eDieses photo shows a patient with echocardiogram of his heart. u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’ LTH NHS TRUST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY’

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