-Patient choice at any partner lab of esastha.com -
- At the time of the Machine test (like X-ray, sonography, ecg & more) you might be asked to remove cloths, any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the X-ray/sonography uses strong radiation/magnetic fields
- Tell your radiologist if you have metallic implants like pacemaker, cochlear implants, aneurysm clips, neuro-stimulator, surgical staples/clips or drug implants.
What is Echocardiography?
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses
ultrasound waves to image the size and shape of heart, to assess the movement
of cardiac valves & chambers and to determine the blood flow through the
heart.It provides a wealth of information like; pumping strength of the heart
(EF: Ejection Fraction),extent of damage to the heart wall reflecting the
severity of coronary artery disease, pattern of blood flow across the cardiac
valves showing the extent of stenosis or regugitation, increase or decrease in
the size of the heart wall in cases of cardiomyopathy.It is a non invasive and
extremely safe procedure requiring no special precautions. The test is
completed in 15-30 minutes.