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Services / Cardiology / ECHO


Echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. The image is called an echocardiogram. This test allows your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning. The images can help them get information about: blood clots in the heart chambers.

For Echocardiography we have most hi-tech machine Logic S6 from GE CompanyAn echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This commonly used test allows your doctor to see how your heart is beating and pumping blood. Your referring doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify various abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves.Echocardiography is done in patients for:

Assessment of regional wall motion abnormality, LV Function, pre & post operative assessment. Valvular Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Assessment of Prosthetic Valve functioning , Endocarditic, myocarditis and pericardial disease, cardiac tamponade,

  • Complications of MI e.g. VSD, MR, Effusion.
  • Intracardiac mass- e.g. tumor, thrombus. Cardiac chamber size, LVH.
  • Arrhythmias.
  • Assessment of right heart, estimation of PASP, PAH
  • In Stroke- Cardiac source of Embolism
  • Systematic Disease e.g. Marfan’s Syndrome, SLE, Amyloidosis, Melignancies
echocardiogram at City XRay

Frequently Asked Questions

An echocardiogram helps your doctor determine whether all parts of the heart wall are contributing normally to your heart's pumping activity. Areas of heart wall that move weakly may have been damaged during a heart attack, or be receiving too little oxygen. Valve problems.
The echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that provides moving pictures and provides information on the structure and function of the heart. The EKG is a heart tracing that mainly provides information on the rhythm of the heart. Both tests are often used in conjunction and are complimentary to each other.
You should feel no major discomfort during the test, although you may feel coolness from the gel on the transducer and a slight pressure of the transducer on your chest.
A normal result is when the heart's chambers and valves appear typical and work the way they should. More specifically, this means that: There are no visible blood clots or tumors in your heart. Your heart valves open and close properly.
No. You may eat and drink as you normally would on the day of the echo test. You can take all your regular medications on the morning of the test.
They also show how well your heart's chambers and valves are working. Echo also can pinpoint areas of heart muscle that aren't contracting well because of poor blood flow or injury from a previous heart attack.
If your electrocardiogram is normal, you may not need any other tests. If the results show an abnormality with your heart, you may need another ECG or other diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram. Treatment depends on what's causing your signs and symptoms.
After an echocardiogram
  • damage to the heart muscle.
  • heart defects.
  • abnormal cardiac chamber size.
  • problems with pumping function.
  • stiffness of the heart.
  • valve problems.
  • clots in the heart.
  • problems with blood flow to the heart during exercise.
Symptoms include bulging neck veins, swelling in the arms, nausea, and fainting. Abnormal echocardiogram results help doctors determine if further testing is necessary or if you need to be placed on a treatment plan. When it comes to your heart, there is no room for taking risks.


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