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Old 06-27-2005, 09:44 AM   #4
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Re: Question about Echo

Sorry, my experience does not vindicate the assertion that a echo tech would be fired if they give information to patient. It wouldn't be prudent for anyone on the medical staff to give medical info to a patient that is a basket case, as an example! One should use good judgement on what is said to any patient and what are the circumstances.

I have found techs to be very helpful on 3 prior tests. One fitting example I was shown the doppler image of blood flow during an echo, and it involved MT regurgitation. I asked if it was serious and the tech said it was the doctor who would decide if it was bad and what were the treatment options available.