When your heart needs to be evaluated closely and effectively, an echocardiogram may be an important diagnostic tool. Phoenix Heart offers multiple types of echocardiogram tests to help your cardiologist deliver the best cardiac care possible. For an echocardiogram, call or book an appointment with one of the convenient Phoenix Heart offices in Glendale, Goodyear, Anthem, Buckeye, and Black Canyon City, Arizona.
An echocardiogram, also called an echo or cardiac ultrasound, is a diagnostic study that uses ultrasound technology to visualize the structures and evaluate the function of the heart.
An echocardiogram is used to help your cardiologist determine:
An echocardiogram is also used to evaluate underlying causes of cardiac symptoms, such as chest pain or difficulty breathing. It’s a pain-free, risk-free way to effectively evaluate your heart health.
In addition to a regular echocardiogram, Phoenix Heart also offers two types of specialized echocardiogram studies. These include:
These tests may be ordered by your cardiologist or primary care physician if you have symptoms that may suggest your heart muscle may not be getting enough oxygen, or that you have abnormalities in the structures of your heart.
Different types of echocardiogram can help diagnose or monitor the progression of conditions such as:
If you’ve previously been diagnosed or have symptoms of any of these conditions, an echocardiogram can give a real-time view of your heart that can help determine the best approach to your cardiac treatment.
To schedule an echocardiogram to evaluate your heart health, call Phoenix Heart today or use the online booking tool.