Echocardiogram

 

What is Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain x-ray image or electrocardiogram, and involves no radiation exposure.

 

Indications for an echocardiogram:

Evaluation of cardiac structure and function

Ÿ  Screening for inherited diseases (Cardiomyopathies, Marfan’s syndrome)

Ÿ  Congenital heart disease

Ÿ  Rhythm disturbances (Arrhythmias, palpitations etc.)

Ÿ  LV function

Ÿ  Pulmonary and pulmonary vascular disease (Pulmonary hypertension/emboli)

Ÿ  Signs and symptoms (Dyspnea or lightheadedness, Shortness of Breath, syncope, chest pain, oedema)

Ÿ  Structural heart disease (heart failure, myocardial infarction/ischemia)

Ÿ  Neurological disease (stroke, TIA)

 

Valvular heart disease
Murmur / MVP / Stenosis / Regurgitation / Prosthetic valve / Infective endocarditis

 

Intra and extra cardiac structures and chambers
Source of emboli / Mass / Pericardial disease


Is echocardiogram test safe?

This test is noninvasive, no radiation exposure, and there are no known risks associated with it.


How to prepare for the test?

There is no special preparation for the test. 



This test may SAVE YOUR LIFE! Please consult your physician for the test.

 

 

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