Ultrasound and echocardiography

High-quality ultrasound of the heart allows you to get an accurate image of all four chambers of this organ and the movement of valves in real time. Vascular and cardiac ultrasound examinations often use a special diagnostic method called Doppler, which allows to monitor the movement of blood in the blood vessels and heart.

When to do vascular ultrasound:

  • rapid heartbeat
  • edema 
  • episodic loss of consciousness 
  • high blood pressure 
  • postinfarction and atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis 
  • acute myocardial infarction 
  • angina 
  • cardiomyopathy 
  • Pericardial diseases 
  • Systemic diseases such as scleroderma, rheumatism, etc. 
  • Congenital and acquired heart defects.

How to do ultrasound of blood vessels and heart

Professional ultrasound of blood vessels and heart is performed using modern devices that allow to get quality images and images during the procedure.

Before performing vascular and cardiac ultrasound, the patient should undress to the waist. After lubricating the chest with a special gel, the doctor installs an ultrasound sensor in various positions, which allows you to see almost all parts of the heart and make the necessary measurements. When examining the vessels, the sensor is installed according to location of all parts of the heart. The patient does not feel any discomfort during the ultrasound of the vessels, and the duration of the whole procedure is about fifteen minutes. There are no contraindications for ultrasound of the heart and blood vessels.

Doppler or duplex ultrasound of blood vessels and heart

For high-quality ultrasound of blood vessels and heart today, use modern duplex scanning. This type of diagnosis can be obtained with the maximum speed of viewing the station and the functional work of the heart vessels, as well as to determine the speed of blood circulation. Thanks to this examination by a cardiologist, it is possible to accurately diagnose and determine the quality of treatment.

Performing a professional ultrasound of the vascular heart is the most information method of diagnosis that allows help diagnose more vascular diseases quickly and easily. The doctor determines the causes heart disease during the study.

With the help of a special sensor that emits high-frequency ultrasonic waves, you can scan the tissues in layers and see the vessels of the heart. During Doppler ultrasound of the vessels of the heart, ultrasound penetrates the walls of blood vessels, is reflected from erythrocytes and returns. In this way, ultrasound is converted into electrical pulses, which, with the help of a special program, are displayed in color on a computer screen.

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Echocardiography is a modern and safe method of ultrasound examination of the heart.

Pulsed ultrasound was first used by Swedish United Physicians in 1954 to determine the condition of the human heart. Since then, the technique of ultrasound diagnostics has significantly improved and has had a significant impact on modern revisions in the development of cardiology.
Today, this method of diagnosis is called echocardiography or echocardiography, the main advantage of which —  it allows you to get a complete picture of the heart, so we can quickly detect all the defects in human work, and, nevertheless, to establish his life.

The principle of ultrasound echocardiography

The essence of the echocardiography method is to use ultrasound or high-frequency waves, which in the process of examination periodically change the frequency and amplitude of oscillations depending on the condition of the patient's internal organs. The modified waves return to the device and are converted into an electrical signal, which is already deciphered by the echocardiograph. In this way, the doctor gets a complete picture of the patient's heart condition from four sides, in the form of a two- or three-dimensional image that can be printed on a computer.

Indications for examination

Echocardiography is primarily indicated for patients who have any cardiac abnormalities, heart defects, or suspected abnormalities.
Also, echocardiography should be performed by those who have recurrent or frequent chest pain, if there is regular shortness of breath and shortness of breath, frequent headaches, edema, hypertension, tachycardia, arrhythmia, loss of consciousness or prolonged increase in body temperature.
In addition, there is a certain category of athletes who need to undergo regular echocardiography, including weightlifters, marathoners, as well as those who engage in extreme sports and receive significant stress on the body.

Modern echocardiography 

There are several types of echocardiography studies:
  •  Two-dimensional echocardiography - a real-time image of the heart, which allows you to determine the exact size of the heart, the volume of the walls and contractions of the ventricles, subvalvular structures, the condition of the valve in general, the presence of thrombosis and more.
  • M-mode - graphical reproduction of the movement of the walls of the heart and valve leaflets in time space.
  • Doppler echocardiography - pulsed, continuous-wave, color M-mode, tissue pulse, color C-mode, etc. - in general, this method allows you to accurately assess non-invasive parameters of central hemodynamics of the heart.
  • Three-dimensional and four-dimensional modeling of the heart - computer analysis, imaging and construction of three-dimensional view of the chambers of the heart, valve leaflets, blood supply, etc.
  • Intravascular ultrasound - examination of coronary arteries using a special intravascular sensor of small diameter, usually used in parallel with coronary angiography (instrumental method of research allows to determine the degree of patency of coronary vessels).
  • Contrast echocardiography is used to enhance contrast staining when an organic defect is suspected, or to diagnose myocardial perfusion.
Modern echocardiography has a wide range of diagnostic techniques that help to detect a heart disease in a timely manner, as well as save the patient's life.

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