Echocardiograms are often used to detect heart function, heart disease and heart valve disease.
Common Reasons for Needing an Echocardiogram:
· Diagnosing heart disease or heart valve disease
· Detecting heart defects or heart failure Measuring changes in heart size or pumping strength
· Checking heart function after symptoms such as shortness of breath
When you need heart care, it’s important to find medical services you can trust. That’s where we come in – we are the healthcare home for expats, locals, tourists and students alike. First, our doctors will determine which type of echocardiogram is right for you. We will then place 3 electrodes over your heart that monitor its activity. Your doctor will also place a wand with cool gel over your chest to take pictures of your heart. The test should only take you about 40 minutes and your doctor will usually inform of your results on the spot. You can ask any questions you might have and we will tell you how to proceed.