Echocardiography

(601) 703-9210

Echocardiography is a noninvasive procedure for evaluating the heart structures and valves via ultrasound.

Reasons for the test:

  • Prosthetic valve evaluation
  • Suspected valve disease
  • To detect congenital abnormalities
  • Suspected endocarditis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Myocardial disease
  • Syncope and CVA
  • Chest pain

During an Echo:

For this test, patients will have three ECG leads applied to the chest. The individual will lie on his/her left side as a technologist looks at the heart with an ultrasound probe. The study will take approximately 30 minutes and will be placed on a video cassette tape for interpretation by a Cardiologist.

For more information on Echocardiography, please call the Heart Station Department at (601) 703-9210