Here are some common reasons why your doctor might or might have recommended an Echocardiogram (TTE):
An Echocardiogram, sometimes called a cardiac echo or simply an echo, is a non-invasive heart examination that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of your heart. This image can highlight any irregularities in your heart’s chambers or valves.
Echocardiography is a standard tool for diagnosing, managing, and monitoring patients with suspected or confirmed heart conditions. It’s one of the most common diagnostic procedures in the field of cardiology. The test can provide lots of valuable information, such as the size and shape of your heart, how well it pumps blood, and whether there is any damaged tissue. It can also help doctors evaluate specific aspects of heart function like cardiac output, ejection fraction (how much blood the heart pumps out with each contraction), and diastolic function (how well the heart relaxes).
One of the main benefits of an echocardiogram is that it’s non-invasive, meaning it doesn’t require any incisions or exposure to radiation. There are also no known risks or side effects associated with this test.
The test usually takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Here’s what you can expect:
There are no known risks or side effects associated with an echocardiogram. It’s a safe and widely used procedure for evaluating heart health.
(This test will take up to 30-45 minutes)
To prepare for the test, follow these guidelines:
No other preparation is required.
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