Echocardiography test uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart. The generated images are more informational than the X-Ray and have no radiation exposure. Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center with a team of top cardiologist’s providing test services “Echocardiography in Houston”.
An echocardiogram provides information about the size and shape of the heart and how well the heart’s chambers and valves are working. The test also can identify areas of heart muscle that aren’t contracting normally due to poor blood flow or injury from previous heart attack.
In addition, a type of echocardiography called Doppler ultrasound shows how well blood flows through the chambers and valves of the heart. Echocardiography can detect possible blood clots inside the heart, fluid buildup in the sac around the heart, and problems with the aorta.
An echocardiogram is carried out by a sonographer and the results interpreted by a physician. Our cardiology doctors providing service of Echocardiography in Houston.
Echocardiograms work well for most patients and allow doctors to see the heart beat and to visualize structure of the heart. Occasionally, because the lungs, ribs, or body tissue may prevent the sound waves and echoes from providing a clear picture of heart function, the sonographer may administer a small amount of a dye through an IV to better see the inside of the heart. Very rarely, more invasive testing using special echocardiography probes may be necessary.