Echocardiography

ecocardiograma The echocardiogram is an essential diagnostic test because it provides a moving picture of the heart. Ultrasound, echocardiography provides information on how, the size and strength of the heart, motion and wall thickness and operation of its valves.

How echocardiogram

A conductive gel is applied on the patient's chest. In this area a small device that transmits the image of the heart is placed at the ecocardioscreen. The test typically takes 15 and 30 minutes.

Patient

The patient is lying down and as calm as possible. He echocardiogram no es ni produce any painful side effects. It can be done perfectly to pregnant women without any harm to the baby.

Types of echocardiogram

Color Doppler echocardiography

Is to visualize the heart and heart valves using ultrasound, providing useful information on proper operation. It is a non-invasive and without side effects.

Transesophageal echocardiogram

Is to visualize the heart and heart valves by means of ultrasound, with a probe placed in the esophagus.

Echocardiogram

Is to visualize the heart as an effort is made. Used with patients who can not undergo exercise stress testing or to improve the diagnostic performance of this.

Pharmacological stress echocardiography

Is to visualize the heart with ultrasound as a medication that makes the heart work faster and intensity is given.

Contrast Echocardiography

Is to visualize the heart and heart valves using ultrasound. Se introduce, through a vein, of contrasting that lets you see better structures of the heart and blood vessels.

 

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