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