A dynamic, noninvasive way to get accurate information on your heart health.
An echocardiogram provides information about the heart’s structure and function, such as size, the appearance of the valves, and the thickness of the heart’s muscle.
Echocardiography provides an assessment of the heart using ultrasound. Your doctor may request an echocardiogram or echo test to look at your heart’s structure and check how well your heart is working.
It may be used to check the size of chambers and valve openings. Generally, it shows how the heart is functioning and identifies any murmurs or abnormalities.
Who Needs An Echocardiogram?
A physician is likely to request an echo test if you’ve had a heart attack, rheumatic fever, heart murmur, congenital heart defect, or an irregular heartbeat.
An echocardiogram may be requested if you recently had an ECG and there were noticed changes or abnormalities.
It is also common for echo tests to be ordered for unexplained chest pain or shortness of breath.
Choosing CAMIS for Echocardiography
At CAMIS, we pride ourselves on providing the expert care you deserve and delivering a thorough and comfortable echo test experience.
Although echo tests are painless and non-invasive, we understand that any exams can feel intimidating or slightly uncomfortable, so we want to provide you with any information and preparation requested to make you feel more comfortable.
A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is the most common type of echocardiogram, which is a still or moving image of the internal structures of the heart, using ultrasound.
The probe is placed on the chest of the patient to get various views of the heart.
It is used as a noninvasive assessment of the overall health of the heart, including a patient’s heart valves and degree of heart muscle contraction.