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We here at First Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing Facility are committed to making your echocardiogram a positive experience. Our warm, caring and professional staff stands ready to assist you with your test and any questions you may have about it. [Echocardiogram From First Ultrasound Diagnostic] The information that follows details what you can expect before, during and after your Echocardiogram. Everything from how the test is performed to how you can best prepare for your Echocardiogram appointment can be found here. We hope you find this information useful. Please contact us if you have any questions about your Echocardiogram appointment.
What Is An Echocardiogram?
Echocardiogram is a test that uses high-frequency, inaudible sound waves. These harmless sound waves are used to create a picture of your heart. An Echocardiogram is used to provide doctors with images of your heart muscle, valves and chambers.
What Is An Echocardiogram Used To Identify?
An Echocardiogram can help identify a variety of things but most commonly:
Heart Murmur or irregular heartbeat
Heart defects or malformations
Measure the overall performance of your heart
Blood Clots and tumors inside the heart
How to Prepare For An Echocardiogram Appointment
Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended for your Echocardiogram Appointment.
[An Ultrasound Test Is Easy To Sit Through] How Is An Echocardiogram Performed?
Upon arrival for your Echocardiogram you will be placed lying face up on examination table. The technician will attach electrodes to your chest. The electrodes allow the conduction and detection of the electrical currents of your heart. During the test the lights may be dimmed to better view the image on the monitor. You may also hear a “whooshing” sound; this is the sound of the blood flowing through your heart.
The Echocardiogram Experience
The vast majority of our Echocardiogram patients experience a painless and easy examination. You may be asked to breathe in a specific manner or roll onto your side. There are occasions where the transducer must be held firmly against your chest. This can be uncomfortable but it allows the technician to acquire the best possible images of your heart. [Our Talented Team Works With Your Doctor] An Echocardiogram is normally completed in less than one hour. You may resume your normal daily activities after your Echocardiogram appointment.
How Do I Get My Echocardiogram Results?
Your test will be read by one of our cardiologists who will interpret the results and send a detailed report to the physician who referred you for your examination. Your physician will then share the results with you.