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echocardiography Line breaks: echo|car¦di|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkəʊkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfi/

Definition of echocardiography in English:


[mass noun]
The use of ultrasound waves to investigate the action of the heart.
Example sentences
  • Other screening methods could be simplified echocardiography, computerised heart auscultation, or new biochemical markers.
  • Moreover, patients identified by simple tests as likely to have heart failure need echocardiography to confirm the diagnosis and establish its probable cause.
  • Two of the 310 children were diagnosed as having rheumatic heart disease based on auscultatory findings and echocardiography.



Pronunciation: /ɛkəʊˈkɑːdɪəɡrɑːf/
Example sentences
  • Patients with signs of aortic stenosis on physical examination should undergo testing, including chest x-ray, electrocardiograph and echocardiograph.
  • Cardiac evaluation was completed by clinical examination, electrocardiogram and echocardiograph.
  • The PPH and SPH groups essentially were identical in BMI, New York Heart Association functional class at presentation, and pulmonary artery pressures as measured by echocardiograph and by cardiac catheterization.


Example sentences
  • In contrast, patients with regurgitant valvular lesions require careful echocardiographic monitoring for left ventricular function and may require surgery even if no symptoms are present.
  • Thrombolytic therapy in PE quickly improves lung scans and angiographic or echocardiographic findings but has not been shown to reduce mortality.
  • Secondly, problems with the echocardiographic diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse have occurred.

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