Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound, or high-frequency sound waves, to create images of the heart. A transducer, or modified microphone, turns electrical energy into sound waves, which bounce off tissues in the heart and are recorded onto videotape or computer for later analysis.
An echocardiogram clearly shows major structures of the heart.
We perform Echocardiography in Houston and it is primarily used to detect and assess the following:
- Blocked coronary arteries;
- Heart Failure or cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the heart);
- Congenital (present at birth) heart defects;
- Damage from hypertension (high blood pressure);
- Heart attack damage or scarring;
- Pericardial disease (the membrane that surrounds the heart);
- Functioning of the heart muscle, blood vessels and valves.
Several echocardiographic techniques can be used, including:
Echocardiographic stress testing: This test evaluates how well the heart works during exercise, or stress. People who cannot exercise are given medications that simulate exercise.
Transesophageal Echo: A long, slender, flexible tube is inserted into the mouth, through the esophagus, and into the stomach. Transesophageal Echo produces a highly detailed image of the heart because there are no internal structures to obstruct the view.
Our Houston Cardiologist is expert in providing the best treatment for both Echocardiography in Houston and Transesophageal Echo in Houston.
EKG Echocardiogram which is an essential piece of the beginning assessment of a patient who is suspected to show at least a bit of kindness related issue. Little sticky anodes are connected to the patient’s midsection, arms and legs. Be that as it may, with a few frameworks, the terminals may be connected to the midsection, shoulders and the sides of the lower midsection, or hips.
An EKG Echocardiogram shows how fast the heart is beating and shows its rhythm (steady or irregular) in 12 different places on the body at the same time. It also records the strength and timing of the electrical signals as they pass through each part of the heart.
An EKG can help reveal a number of heart problems. This is especially true if doctors can compare a current EKG Echocardiogram recording to an older one. EKG Echocardiogram recordings can also reveal. An EKG can help doctors diagnose:
- A Heart attack, whether it is happening now or has happened in the past.
- Lack of blood flow to the heart muscle
- An irregular heartbeat
- A heart that does not pump forcefully enough
- Disease in the heart valves between the different heart chambers
- Birth defects in the heart.
Holter Monitoring is a recording of your heart’s activity, your heart rate and heart rhythm. The recording runs for a set period, usually 24 hours or 48 hours. The activity is recorded on a battery-operated recorder, smaller than the size of a deck of cards, by attaching five patches or electrodes to your body.
When the recording is complete, a report is generated for your provider to review and make recommendations for your medical care and treatment. Our top cardiologist providing Holter/event monitor test services in Houston.
Event Monitoring is a recording of your heart’s activity, your heart rate and heart rhythm. Event monitors are given to you for a 30 day period of time. The activity is recorded on a battery- operated recorder, smaller than the size of a deck of cards, by attaching three patches or Holter/Event Monitor electrodes to your body.
You push a button when you feel your symptoms, this triggers the monitor to record for 60 seconds and the tracing is then transmitted to the monitoring company. This information is gathered over the 30 day timeframe. When the 30 day monitoring period is complete, a report is generated for your provider to review and make recommendations for your medical care and treatment.
Our Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center explains clearly on both Holter/event monitor in Houston and their working steps and how to perform the test perfectly to acquire best results and their by protecting you from having heart stroke.
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