The mere mention of the term heart attack is enough to make a person’s blood run cold. Undoubtedly, you know individuals who have suffered heart attacks, even though they do not fit into the typical category for a person who would have a heart attack. They may have had a heart attack with absolutely no […]
What Can an Echocardiogram Tell Me?
Everyday people visit our office for a variety of interesting diagnostic tests. Among the procedures commonly performed on patients is the echocardiogram. You have probably heard of this, but you may not know why it is used. This test tells our doctor a number of different things about the state of your heart. The Structure […]
Chest Pain? Get an Echocardiogram in Fort Myers
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 […]
When is a Good Time to Get an Echocardiogram?
The heart is a vital organ. It is made up of four valves and four chambers. In order for the heart to circulate blood throughout the body the right way, it needs to be working perfectly. One way of monitoring the heart and whether it functions properly is with an echocardiogram. What is an Echocardiogram? […]
What is an Echocardiogram?
When a person thinks about all of the wonderful things that their body can do, it is sometimes easy to forget that the body in essence is a large machine. At its center is the heart. If you were to break down what the heart was in mechanical terms, it is basically a two-stage electrical […]
Why is an Echocardiogram Performed?
An echocardiogram is a test that is conducted by using a machine that utilizes sound waves to take a picture of your heart. It may also be referred to as a cardiac ultrasound. During the test, pictures are made of the heart’s valves, walls, chambers and the blood vessels that connect to the heart. Echocardiograms […]
ICD Implantation After an Echocardiogram
An implantable cardioverter device, or ICD, is a small device that gets placed in the chest to regulate your heartbeat. If the lower chambers of the heart stop beating regularly, then the ICD implantation will prevent you from going into cardiac arrest. An ICD can also be used after an echocardiogram to slow down a […]
What is the Difference Between an Echocardiogram and an Electrocardiogram?
If you have been having problems with your heart, then you have probably been told that you need an echocardiogram or an electrocardiogram. Since both of these procedures have extremely long names that sound nearly identical, it can be hard to distinguish between both of them. Echocardiograms and electrocardiograms both test the heart in a […]