Echocardiography or ultrasound of the heart is one of the most common procedures in cardiology. This technology involves sending sound waves into the chest through a probe placed on the skin of the chest wall and generating an image with the returning sound waves that reflect off the structures within the heart.
These sound waves are high frequency and not audible by human ears. The procedure is virtually harmless, involves no X-rays, and poses little or no known risk to the patient other than the discomfort when the probe is gently pressed against the skin of the chest. This is the same technology used to image a pregnant woman’s infant while still in the womb.
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The procedure is usually performed by a sonographer, images are recorded, and later interpreted by your cardiologist. The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes and is performed in our office.
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