i have just had echo ultra sound and im only 18 i went into the room and she done the ultra sound but i got told it was about 30 to 45 miniuts long but i was only like 5 to 10 miniuts it was very quick she said to me that is anouth i have what i need what do you think she ment and why was it so fast
Hi, "is_something_wrong" is exactly right. I am a technician that does echocardiograms. How long the test takes depends on how easy it is to get the pictures, and also if there's anything wrong with your heart. If you are young, thin, and have a healthy heart, 10 min is about right. If a patient comes in with lung disease, is extremely obese, or has significant valvular disease, it could take up to 45 minutes. So with you being 18, I assume you don't have lung disease, and you're probably in good health, I would bet your images were easy to obtain and so it was a quick test. Hope this helps.
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