Our Heart Scan is an actual ultrasound of the

HEART
IN REAL TIME

Echocardiogram, often referred to as a cardiac echo or simply an echo, is a sonogram, an ultrasound of the heart.

Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart.

It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart (internal chamber size quantification), pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage.

An echocardiogram can also give physicians other estimates of heart function such as a calculation of the cardiac output, ejection fraction, and diastolic function (how well the heart relaxes). Echocardiography can help detect cardiomyopathies, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and many others
It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology.
 
The biggest advantage to echocardiography is that it is noninvasive (doesn't involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects.
Not only can an echocardiogram create ultrasound images of heart structures, but it can also produce accurate assessment of the blood flowing through the heart by Doppler echocardiography, using pulsed or continuous wave Doppler ultrasound. This allows assessment of both normal and abnormal blood flow through the heart. Color Doppler as well as spectral Doppler is used to visualize any abnormal communications between the left and right side of the heart, any leaking of blood through the valves (valvular regurgitation), and to estimate how well the valves open (or do not open in the case of valvular stenosis).

A clear, water based gel is placed on the chest. The ttechnician will move a small round handle (transducer) across the upper left portion of the chest that sends sound waves to the heart. Having an echo does not hurt, emit any radiation, or have side effects. The sonographer will record pictures of various parts of your heart, and as he or she moves the transducer around, you will see different views of your heart on the screen of the echo machine.

This test allows the sonographer to see blood flowing at different speeds and in different directions. The speed and direction of blood flow appear as different colors moving within the black and white images.

You will receive the images clearly marked along with a detailed easy to understand report of findings
 

 

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