Doppler echocardiography

Doppler echocardiography n Doppler ultrasound used to measure cardiovascular blood flow velocity for diagnostic purposes (as for evaluating valve function)

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an echocardiographic technique that records the flow of red blood cells through the cardiovascular system by means of Doppler ultrasonography (q.v.).

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