An echocardiogram examination uses sound waves to produce pictures of your heart, allowing physicians to view your cardiovascular system. This procedure can help doctors identify heart disease or other heart-related problems.
Our medical staff at Hillcroft Physicians P.A. will use a standard or a Doppler ultrasound to diagnose, manage, or follow-up with patients who have any suspected or known heart diseases. The examination takes about 30 minutes and causes no major discomfort — only a coolness on your skin from the gel on the transducer. As soon as our physicians examine your results, we will discuss them with you.
Echocardiograms are performed to test:
- The overall functionality of your heart
- For any underlying heart diseases
- Medical or surgical treatment evaluation