What We Do
Physicians with a subspecialty in echocardiography are cardiologists who have optimized their skills in performing and interpreting cardiac ultrasounds. Members of our team hold board certification in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, adult echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography (CT).
Conditions We Treat
Echocardiography is a noninvasive procedure that uses Doppler technology to produce live images of the heart. An echocardiogram (also called an echo or cardiac ultrasound) allows cardiologists to examine the size of the heart and the condition of the valves, and to evaluate the efficiency of the heart’s pumping strength. If necessary, a patient may also have a stress echo (done while exercising on a treadmill) or a transesophageal echo (TEE), performed with a probe inserted into the esophagus.
Echocardiography can help evaluate symptoms (murmurs, palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath) that may indicate certain cardiac conditions, including:
- Regurgitation (blood leaking backward through heart valves)
- Stenosis (narrowing of the heart valves)
- Pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the sac surrounding the heart)
- Congestive heart failure
- Cardiomyopathy (enlargement or thickening of the heart)
- Valvular heart disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Cardiac tumor or infectious growth
- Blood clots in the chambers of the heart
- Abnormal holes between the chambers of the heart
Why We Are Different
Our board-certified specialists use state-of-the-art digital equipment, providing images with exceptional clarity. Test results are delivered promptly, allowing cardiologists to determine optimal treatment.