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Dr. William G. Elliott, DO

Cardiologist

Dr. William Elliott is a cardiologist practicing in Sierra Vista, AZ. Dr. Elliott specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. These conditions include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Dr. Elliott also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
27 years Experience
Dr. William G. Elliott, DO
  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Mi State Univ, Coll of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi
  • Accepting new patients

Can I drink coffee before my echocardiogram?

There is no need to discontinue coffee prior to an echocardiogram unless you are talking about a dobutamine stress echocardiogram (in which case you would be fasting for several READ MORE
There is no need to discontinue coffee prior to an echocardiogram unless you are talking about a dobutamine stress echocardiogram (in which case you would be fasting for several hours prior)

Can I have mitral valve prolapse when doctor can not hear heart murmur?

Yes, it is possible to have Mitral Valve Prolapse in the absence of a murmur. The murmur is actually the result of mitral regurgitation which is a leakage of blood backwards across READ MORE
Yes, it is possible to have Mitral Valve Prolapse in the absence of a murmur. The murmur is actually the result of mitral regurgitation which is a leakage of blood backwards across the mitral valve. While mitral valve prolapse is often associated with mitral regurgitation it is possible to have mitral valve prolapse without mitral regurgitation. An echocardiogram is the gold standard for diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse however studies can vary in quality. My recommendation would be for a repeat echocardiogram if there is concerns about mitral valve prolapse.