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Two Cardiac Echos, two different results
While it is true that differences between one well-trained technician and another will be present, in general these are very minor. I just don't buy the argument that this last result cannot be trusted because it was performed somewhere else. It that were true, I would not have been able to practice, most if not all tests on my patients were performed in another office/hospital. I would also say that the results you mention are not that different from each other, especially if not associated with any symptoms, such as shortness of breath or decreased exercise tolerance. The best way to settle this argument is to repeat the test. I don't think an MRI will make much difference. Personally I'd prefer a stress ECHO.
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