This is a non-invasive ultrasonic diagnostic examination of the heart which makes it possible to reveal changes in the heart that do not manifest themselves through any painful sensations and could not be revealed during an ECG. The RCMC offers the possibility to perform this examination in the 4-D mode.
INDICATIONS FOR THE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY EXAMINATION
This examination enables physicians to reveal changes in the heart that do not manifest themselves through any painful sensations and could not be revealed during an ECG.
With echocardiography, we can accurately detect the ischemic area, pericardium, aneurysms, cardiac chamber hypertrophy, disorders of the vessels and the valvular apparatus of the heart, evaluate the level of pressure within the pulmonary artery, and reveal endocardial thromboses and heart tumors.
THE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY PROCEDURE
The examination is performed with the patient in a lying position. Special sensors are placed on the patient's chest. These generate images of the heart, cardiac vessels and blood flow.
During the examination, we evaluate the status of cardiac chambers and valves, of precardiums and ventricles, of cardiac vessels and muscles, and of the pericardial sac.
There are no absolute contraindications.
PREPARING FOR HEART ULTRASONOGRAPHY
No preparation for echocardiography is required.
HOW CAN I GET THE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY EXAMINATION AT THE RCMC
To be eligible for the examination, the patient must have a physician’s referral
- Please call the Contact Center and book an appointment for the examination
- You need to complete and sign a paid service contract at the Reception (present a physician's referral to the receptionist)
- Pay the bill at the RCMC pay office, or through the ERIP electronic system
- Get the examination at the appointed time.