two-dimensional echocardiography

two-di·men·sion·al ech·o·car·di·og·ra·phy

echocardiography in which an image is reconstructed from the echoes stimulated and detected by a linear array or moving transducers.

two-dimensional echocardiography

Cross-sectional echocardiography Cardiology A common ultrasound-based diagnostic method in cardiology, which provides high-resolution, 'real time' images of the heart and great vessels; it is the noninvasive method of choice for diagnosing and managing congenital, pericardial, myocardial, cardiac valve disease; it is used to evaluate end-diastolic intraventricular dimensions, septal and free wall thickness and depressed ventricular function. See Transesophageal echocardiography.

two-di·men·sion·al ech·o·car·di·og·ra·phy

(tū'di-men'shŭn-ăl ek'ō-kahr-dē-og'ră-fē)
That modality in which an image is reconstructed from the echoes stimulated and detected by a linear array or moving transducers.
Synonym(s): real-time echocardiography.
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Systematic diagnostic method of two-dimensional echocardiography in congenital heart disease.
In conjunction with a complete history and physical examination, two-dimensional echocardiography with Doppler flow assessment is the most useful diagnostic test for heart failure at initial presentation.
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Those who are asymptomatic with mild changes and right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) less than 40 mm Hg are followed again at 6 months, while those who are symptomatic with signs and/or abnormal two-dimensional echocardiography (RVSP greater than 40 mm Hg) undergo right heart catheterization to confirm the diagnosis.

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