Innovative heart imaging: See your heart in real time with echocardiography. Elevate your heart health.
Echocardiography, commonly known as “Echo,” is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of the heart. Our clinic offers diagnostic services with Echo to help detect heart problems and monitor the heart’s function.
During an Echo, a small transducer is placed on the chest, which sends high-frequency sound waves through the chest wall to the heart. The sound waves bounce back to the transducer, which converts them into images that can be viewed on a monitor. The test typically takes 10-20 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case.
Echo is a safe and effective way to evaluate the heart’s structure and function. It can help detect heart problems, such as heart valve disease, heart muscle disease, and fluid around the heart, that may not be apparent during a physical exam or other diagnostic tests. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent serious complications, such as heart failure and stroke.
Before the Echo, our medical team will conduct a thorough medical history and physical examination to ensure that the test is safe for you. You will be asked to lie down on a table, and a small transducer will be placed on your chest. You may be asked to change positions during the test to obtain different images of the heart.
After the test, our team will review the results and provide you with a detailed report. If any abnormalities are detected, we will recommend further diagnostic tests and treatment options.
At our clinic, we are committed to providing high-quality diagnostic services with Echo to help our patients maintain a healthy heart and prevent cardiovascular disease. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an Echo test.
A. Echo, or echocardiography, is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of the heart’s structure and function. Unlike other heart tests, such as cardiac catheterization, Echo does not involve any incisions or radiation exposure.
A. No, Echo is a painless and non-invasive procedure. However, the gel applied to your chest to help the transducer make contact may feel slightly cold or uncomfortable
A. The Echo test typically takes 10-20 minutes, depending on the complexity of the case. The results are usually available within 24-48 hours.
A. Yes, Echo is generally safe for most people. However, it may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as severe lung disease. Before undergoing the test, our medical team will conduct a thorough medical history and physical examination to ensure that it is safe for you.
A. You should wear comfortable clothes that allow easy access to your chest area.
A. You can eat and drink as usual before the Echo test.
A. If any abnormalities are detected during the Echo test, our medical team will recommend further diagnostic tests and treatment options.
A. The frequency of Echo testing depends on your medical history, age, and overall health. Our medical team will recommend the appropriate frequency of testing based on your individual needs.
A. Most health insurance plans cover the cost of Echo testing. However, it is best to check with your insurance provider to confirm the coverage.