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Echocardiography Q & A
What is echocardiography?
Echocardiography plays a crucial role in determining heart health, especially after a heart attack. It can also diagnose heart abnormalities or defects in unborn babies.
What conditions can echocardiography diagnose?
- Blood clots in the heart chambers
- Pressure in the heart muscle
- Problems with heart valve function
- Fluid in the sac around the heart
- Abnormalities with the aorta
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia)
The team might also recommend echocardiography if they suspect a problem with the pumping or relaxation functions of your heart.
How long does it take to receive echocardiography results?
Schedule an appointment at New York Medical Vascular Care to learn more about echocardiography. Call the nearest office or book online today.
What are the types of echocardiography?
The New York Medical Vascular Care team offers several types of echocardiography, including
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Before insertion, your provider administers a local anesthetic to numb your throat and gag reflex. Once the anesthesia sets in, they feed a small transducer through your mouth and down your throat until it’s directly behind your heart. This allows your provider to see the chambers in your heart in greater detail.