A USG (Ultrasound) Echocardiography, also known as an echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound, is a non-invasive imaging procedure used to assess the structure and function of the heart. It involves using ultrasound waves to create real-time images of the heart and its various components.
Duration 15-30 Min.
Clothing: Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to the chest area. You may be asked to remove any clothing or accessories that obstruct the chest, such as necklaces or bras with underwires.
Fasting: In most cases, there is no requirement for fasting before a USG Echocardiography examination. You can eat and drink as usual before the procedure.
Medications: Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including heart medications or blood thinners. It is important to follow your regular medication schedule unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
Medical History: Provide a comprehensive medical history to the sonographer or healthcare provider performing the examination. Inform them about any previous heart conditions, surgeries, or relevant medical information.
Comfortable Positioning: You will be positioned on an examination table, usually lying on your left side. The technician will apply gel on your chest and use a transducer (a handheld device) to capture images of your heart.
Previous Reports: If you have any previous cardiac imaging reports, such as echocardiograms or other heart-related tests, bring them along to provide a complete medical history and assist in the interpretation of the current ultrasound findings.