Echocardiogram - What do the colors mean?
This morning I had an echocardiogram to evaluate for an infection of the lining of the heart or its valves called endocarditis. The test went ok, but the technician wouldn't tell me anything. While she was doing the test -- she had colors on the screen -- blue, red, yellow -- sometimes a lot of blue, sometimes a lot of yellow, sometimes a stretch of red. What does this mean? Also, while she was doing the test -- it showed some heart rates across the screen, then all of a sudden they dropped about an inch and then continued across the screen -- does that mean anything?? I asked, but she just said that it would have to wait for the doctor to read the test. Any clues would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Last edited by brownowl; 10-17-2006 at 12:39 PM.