An ultrasound is a noninvasive test that allows the doctor to visualize the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels. Comprehensive Cardiovascular Specialists offers a range of ultrasounds.
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What is an echocardiogram?
Another name for cardiac ultrasound is transthoracic echocardiogram. This is a noninvasive test that provides moving pictures of your heart in order to help the physician better visualize the pumping power, structure, and valves of the heart. A cardiac ultrasound uses the same technology that allows physicians to see an unborn baby inside a pregnant mother.
How do I prepare?
Please wear loose clothing, preferably two pieces, as you will be kindly asked to remove all clothing covering your chest. A patient gown will be provided for you during the test. This test is simple, noninvasive, and quick. It generally will not include any complications or require any recovery time. As soon as the ultrasound is done, you can return to your normal activities.