What Kind Of Heart Diseases Can An Echo Cardiogram Detect?

I am doing a 3 page magazine article for school on the medical uses of the ultrasound. I need to know which heart diseases an ultrasound can detect. Please list as many as you can. And if you have anymore information on echocardiograms and on different medical uses of the ultrasound please tell me. Thank you.! 10 points to best answer.! :]]

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Ultrasound can detect:

1. structural abnormalities such as abnormal valves, septal defects (ASD, VSD), chamber enlargement.

2. functional abnormalities such as decreased ventricular function, valvular stenosis or regurgitation.

3. pericardial effusion and tamponade, cardiac clots, pulmonary hypertension, endocarditis, atrial fibrillation.

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