A brilliant diagnostic tool to evaluate the function of your heart, an echocardiogram is a widely used imaging modality in the field of cardiology. Working like an ultrasound, it helps detect any change in the size or shape of your heart and its functionality. We will suggest an echocardiogram if we suspect any structural abnormality or in case we want to evaluate the status of known heart disease. Our specialists would suggest one of the two major types of echocardiograms based on your condition. A transthoracic echocardiogram, a common type, would help us diagnose common heart diseases such as ischemic heart disease, or a valvular heart condition. A, more involved, transesophageal echocardiogram helps us rule out any clot formation and subsequent risk of stroke.

While performing transthoracic echocardiography, we use a transducer that is placed over your chest wall. A gel is applied to create clear images. This transducer sends ultrasound waves towards your heart which bounce off and help visualize your heart while it pumps. A transesophageal echocardiogram requires you to fast for 6 hours before the procedure. Our trained professionals would pass down a transducer down your throat, with the goal of getting a clear view of the heart chambers and valves.

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