A Doppler ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive test that uses sound waves to determine the amount of blood flowing through the arteries and veins.
An Echo Doppler is an ultrasound that allows sound waves to bounce off your heart and blood vessels.
Similar to an echocardiogram, Doppler ultrasound testing allows doctors to clearly see how blood flows through the heart and blood vessels. It also lets them see and measure obstructions in arteries and measure the degree of narrowing or leakage of heart valves. Doctors may perform this test to diagnose coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis.
Common Reasons for Needing an Echo Doppler:
- Diagnosing coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis
- Detecting heart valve disease
- See narrowing blood vessels
Upon arriving at the medical centre for an echo doppler, we will rub cool gel on your body to perform the test. We check the blood flow in the legs, arms, carotid artery, heart, and the blood vessels supplying it. A small handheld wand will pick up on the sound waves in your blood vessels when moved over a specific area. It’s fast, painless, and finishes within 30 minutes. Our doctors will make sure you feel at home.