Modern medicine affords doctors technology that allows for better patient care, higher survival rates, and patient longevity. Out of all of the advancements that have come on the market in the last 50 years, echocardiograms are among the most frequently used and the most helpful to protecting patients’ health. When you suffer from cardiac conditions that threaten your life, you may want to explore how a simple echocardiogram at our office in Fort Myers can benefit your chances of survival and better health.
What is an Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram, or ECG as it is abbreviated in the medical industry, is a type of ultrasound that evaluates the structure of the heart, as well as the flow of blood in and out of this organ. Its name can be broken down and literally translated as Sound – Heart – Drawing. In essence, the ultrasound creates a drawing and amplifies the sound of your heart.
Echocardiograms are performed in the comfort of our office in Fort Myers. Based on what we see, we can determine the results and decide what, if any, illnesses or conditions need to be treated.
Reason for Echocardiograms
Our cardiologist in Fort Myers may order an echocardiogram for any number of reasons, but primarily in response to symptoms like chest pain you are experiencing or defects that have been observed with your heart.
The ultrasound that you undergo will not be invasive or uncomfortable. It should only take minutes to complete. You will remain awake and alert throughout the procedure and allowed to go home the same day.
Benefits of Echocardiograms
This technology affords doctors and patients alike numerous benefits that can ensure longevity, proper treatment, and faster healing. Some of the more noteworthy advantages include:
• Availability for patients of all ages and stages of health
• Fast results
It can quickly and effectively tell our doctor why you suffer from angina, determine the stamina of your heart, indicate the effectiveness of your heart medications, discover blockages or bondages in your heart, and help our doctor design the best treatment program for you.
An ECG is not the only test that our doctor at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida may order for you when determining the cause and best treatment for your heart condition. It likely will be used in conjunction with other tests like an EKG. Medical technology allows doctors to treat heart patients even better today. If you are dealing with chest pain or some other abnormality related to the chest or heart, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Fort Myers.