Common Reasons For Testing
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Abnormal EKG
- Heart murmur
What to Expect
This test uses Doppler ultrasound and is done to detect abnormalities of the heart muscle and valves. Electrodes are placed in 3 areas on your chest to detect the heart rhythm. Gel is placed on the chest and a transducer is used in different areas visualize the heart and all structures in the heart. In some cases, your lungs, ribs, or body tissue may prevent the sound waves and echoes from providing a clear picture of the heart function. If this is a problem, the sonographer may ask the nurse to start and IV and inject a small amount of an image enhancer. This helps to line the inside chamber of the heart and creates a better picture. The test takes approximately 30-60 minutes.
- There is no preparation for this exam.
Hours of Operation
- Radiology Scheduling: (330) 674-1584 extension 4124
- This test is scheduled Monday-Friday from 7 am to 3 pm.
All testing is performed by a Registered Vascular or Cardiac Sonographer