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Echocardiography London

An echocardiogram is a very precise and non-invasive method of heart assessment with the use of an ultrasound scan in London. The test allows the cardiologist to check the structure of the heart and its functioning. The doctor assesses the heart walls, chambers and arteries. An echocardiogram also allows to examine the speed at which blood is pumped through the heart.

What are the indications for the echocardiography in London?

  • suspected heart defects in case of such symptoms like: heart murmurs, breathlessness, some types of chest pain, fainting,some types of arrhythmia
  • hypertension
  • coronary artery disease
  • cardiovascular disease
  • endocarditis
  • myocarditis cardiac hypertrophy arrhythmias cardiomyopathy coronary disease

How is the test performed?

The test is performed with the patient in the lying position on examination couch. The chest must be exposed. During the test, the doctor will first apply gel on the patient’s skin and then run an ultrasound probe over the chest to look at the heart structures. When these views are completed, a Doppler analysis is performed to analyse blood flow from chamber to chamber and across valves. The whole procedure lasts from 30 to 60 minutes depending on findings. The test is completely painless. It can be repeated many times and does not have any side effects. If you have questions about echocardiography in Isleworth, contact us!