We know that routine healthcare isn’t always convenient.
An echocardiogram, also called an echo, is a type of ultrasound test. During the test, high pitched waves echo off different parts of the heart. These echoes are turned into moving images of each section of the heart, which are viewed on a video screen. Echocardiograms are one of the most non-invasive ways to assess the overall function of your heart. They effectively can help diagnose physical problems with the heart, such as valve dysfunction, abnormal chamber size or even congenital heart disease.
This test can be performed at our state-of-the-art Imaging Center and well as our Kelly Road and Locust Grove Family Practice offices. Our ELH team is skilled at performing a variety of echocardiogram tests including:
Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) – Obtains views of the heart by moving a device over the outside of the chest
Stress echocardiogram – Performed before and after your heart is stressed and monitors blood flow to your heart
Doppler echocardiogram – Analyzes how blood flows through heart chambers, valves, and vessels
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) – Utilizes a probe that is passed down the esophagus, instead of over the outside of the chest, to show clearer pictures of our heart.
Why get an echocardiogram at ELH?
Our team is skilled at performing a variety of echocardiogram tests.
This test can be performed at our state-of-the-art Imaging Center.
Results take a few days to read and review. Your doctor will schedule a follow-up to discuss your results.
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Our services are always quick, easy and painless. Just make sure that you follow our ‘How do I prepare’ guidelines, for a more smoother and faster visit.
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How do I need to prepare?
• Avoid consuming stimulants such as caffeine, coffee or tea before your test.
• Refrain from smoking or any strenuous exercise on the day of the test.
• Your doctor may ask you to refrain from eating a few hours prior to your test.
• Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
When will results be available?
Results take a few days to read and analyze and will be discussed at your follow-up appointment.