Echocardiogram in Sikar! At our heart hospital in Sikar; we want our patients to be stress-free while taking their consultation. Therefore, we offer all basic & modern tests under one roof.

What is an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is a live image of your heart that is taken from an echocardiography test. This test (echocardiography) uses sound waves to produce images of the heart(echocardiogram) which allows cardiologists to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning.

Why Echocardiogram is done?

Cardiologists may suggests test to get information about:

  • To check Blood Clots in the Heart Chambers
  • Fluid in the sac around the heart
  • To Check the problems with the aorta( main artery connected to the heart)
  • Observe the problem with the pumping function or relaxing function of the heart
  • Problems with the function of your heart valves
  • Check the pressures in the heart
  • Check if heart problems are the cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Detect congenital heart defects before birth (fetal echocardiogram)
  • It can also reveal heart defects in unborn babies.

An echocardiogram helps in determining the health of the heart muscle, especially after a heart attack.

Types of Echocardiogram in Sikar that we offer:

The type of echocardiogram you have depends on the information your doctor needs. However, there are several types of echocardiogram that are given below:

Transthoracic Echocardiography

This is the most common type of echocardiography that is painless and noninvasive.

During the Transthoracic procedure:

A technician (sonographer) will spreads gel on a device called a transducer and placed it on the patient’s chest over their heart. The transducer sends ultrasound waves through the chest toward the patients’ heart. And, produces live images called an echocardiogram.

Transesophageal Echocardiography

If our cardiologist didn’t get a clear image of your heart then he may need more detailed images. Hence, the cardiologist may recommend transesophageal echocardiography.

During the Transesophageal procedure:

  • The patient’s throat will be numbed by giving medications to help him/her relax.
  • A flexible tube containing a transducer(records the sound wave echoes from patients heart.) is guided down the throat and into the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach (esophagus).
  • A computer converts the echoes into detailed moving images of your heart, which cardiologists can view on a monitor.

Doppler Echocardiography

Sound waves change pitch when they bounce off blood cells moving through your heart and blood vessels. These changes (Doppler signals) can help your doctor measure the speed and direction of the blood flow in your heart.

Doppler techniques are generally used in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms. Doppler techniques can also be used to check blood flow problems and blood pressure in the arteries of your heart — which traditional ultrasound might not detect.

Stress Echocardiography

This test is generally uses traditional transthoracic echocardiography. However, the procedure is done before and after patients have exercised or taken medication to make their heart beat faster. This allows cardiologist to monitor how your heart performs under stress.

Three-dimensional echocardiography

This echocardiogram uses either transesophageal or transthoracic echocardiography to create a 3-D image of the patient’s heart. This involves multiple images from different angles. It’s used prior to heart valve surgery. It’s also used to diagnose heart problems in children.

Fetal echocardiography

Fetal echocardiography is used on expectant mothers sometime during weeks 18 to 22 of pregnancy. The transducer is placed over the woman’s abdomen to check for heart problems in the fetus. The test is considered safe for an unborn child because it doesn’t use radiation, unlike an X-ray.


Echocardiograms are considered very safe. Unlike other imaging techniques, such as X-rays, echocardiograms don’t use radiation.

A transthoracic echocardiogram carries no risk if it is done without contrast injection. There’s a chance for slight discomfort when the EKG electrodes are removed from your skin. This may feel similar to pulling off a Band-Aid.

If a contrast injection is used, there is a slight risk of complications such as an allergic reaction to the contrast. Contrast should not be used in pregnant patients who have an echocardiogram.

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