The cardiac ultrasound is a non-invasive test that allows the heart to be viewed in detail without radiation. This test allows the structure of the heart (wall thickness, heart valves) and the blood flow through the heart to be examined more closely by means of ultrasound.
Scope of application
- Change in the heart at high blood pressure
- Investigation of heart murmur
- Monitoring after a heart attack
- Myocarditis or pericarditis
- Explanation of shortness of breath
- Explanation of hereditary heart conditions
It can provide information about
- Heart valve structure (leaky valves, constrictions)
- Heart muscle structure (thickening, thinning)
- Heart muscle function (pumping function)
- Examination of large blood vessels
The patient lies on their left side. The left chest area is examined with an ultrasound probe. An ECG is taken at the same time.
Approx. 1 hour for consultation with the doctor, preparation, Resting ECG, echocardiogram