Does Your Patient Need an Echocardiogram?

Does your patient have…

  • Aortic Aneurysm– An echo can monitor changes in size/severity.

  • LVHAn echo can monitor severity/need for HTN control.

  • Respiratory distress/SOB/COPD– An echo can determine right heart size and function and estimate PAP.

  • Previous MI and/or CAD– An echo can determine presence of LV wall motion abnormalities and assess LVEF.

  • Edema/CHF– An echo can assess left ventricular size and function.

  • Murmur/Abnormal hearts sounds– An echo can assess the presence of and/or severity of valvular heart disease.

  • Abnormal electrocardiogram– Assess chamber size and function with an echo.

    • LBBB/RBBB, Left atrial enlargement

  • Arrhythmia – Assess cardiac size and structure, and rule out valvular insufficiency.

    • Atrial fibrillation- Assess chamber size, possible valvular cause, and rule out cardiac thrombus.