WHEN IS A HEART LOSS (ECHOKARDIOGRAPHY) PROVIDED?
The cardiac ultrasound, together with ergometry, is one of the most important investigations in cardiology. The heart ultrasound provides accurate information about the heart’s beat, providing important information about the condition of the heart valves: narrowed or leaky heart valves can be recognized as such. With the help of the cardiac ultrasound examination, fluid in the heart bag can be diagnosed.
Echocardiography also provides important information about the blood pressure setting, for example by measuring the thickness of the heart muscle.
HOW IS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY EXECUTED?
The cardiac ultrasound is performed on the patient lying down. For this, the patient turns to the left side. The heart muscle and the valves can thus be assessed by means of a transducer moistened with ultrasound gel, completely free of pain.