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Echocardiography, Here's What You Need to Know

Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) is a method of examination using high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the structure of the heart's organs. Echocardiography is usually assisted by Doppler technology where this technology can help measure the speed and direction of blood flow. Echocardiography is used to check for abnormalities in the structure of the heart, blood vessels, blood flow, and the ability of the heart muscle to pump blood. This imaging method is often used to detect the potential for heart disease so that appropriate treatment can be decided, and it is also used to evaluate treatment. The following are some types of echocardiography that are generally recommended: Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). No different from ultrasound in general, TTE uses a probe electrode sensor that is affixed and moved above the patient's chest, with results that are immediately visible on the monitor. This test is often an option for examining the structure and func…
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