An echocardiogram is a key to determining cardiac health, especially after a cardiac arrest, and detecting heart abnormalities in unborn or infant babies. The Cardiology Centre at American Hospital Dubai offers a painless echocardiogram for a meticulous evaluation of cardiac health and the detection of irregularities in the structure and function of a heart.
Frequently called ultrasound of the heart, Echocardiogram is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to produce images with more detailed information about the heart than the conventional X-ray images. The test is part of a routine physical examination and is usually recommended after patients have had a heart attack or experienced heart attack symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath.
An echocardiogram is carried out by a transducer that emits sound waves towards the heart. When sound waves bounce back from the heart to the transducer, they produce echoes which are processed in 2-dimensional visuals on a computer screen. ECG gives access to vital areas of the heart, to examine the health of the heart after a heart attack, detect the presence of heart abnormalities, and assess the effectiveness of procedures performed on the heart.
An echocardiogram can help diagnose, evaluate, and monitor:
Whether you suspect signs and symptoms of cardiac disease or have been referred to us for Echocardiogram, our trained cardiovascular testing Specialists will use high-end technology to perform non-invasive diagnostic testing in a patient-friendly environment at American Hospital Dubai.
There are several different types of echocardiograms; each requires a trained sonographer to perform and the heart specialist (cardiologist) to interpret the results.
All types of echocardiograms are safe as they do not expose patients to radiation.
If you experience any cardiovascular signs or symptoms, come visit our Cardiology Unit at American Hospital Dubai for Cardiovascular Consultation and Testing, and meet our highly experienced team of cardiac Consultants, Surgeons, Nurses, and Technical Staff for cardiovascular tests and analysis.
You can request a consultation with the best-in-class Cardiologists in Dubai or book an Echocardiogram at American Hospital Dubai simply by filling out our online secure form appearing on your monitor-screen. One of our staff members will reach out to you to schedule your appointment or echocardiogram test.