Also known as cardiac ultrasound; this is used to diagnose in real time, the movement of valves and the walls of the heart during a cardiac cycle. Vavular stenosis and regurgitation, septal defects between the chambers, ventricular dyskinesia and growth of myxoma (a type of cancer) can be diagnosed.
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