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Diagnose Heart Problems with an Echocardiogram in Noblesville, IN

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An echocardiogram, or heart ultrasound, is a form of diagnostic imaging that creates moving pictures of the heart’s structure and size, and shows how well it pumps blood.

Why Echocardiograms Are Performed

At Riverview Health, doctors use echocardiograms to evaluate symptoms and diagnose conditions like heart failure, heart valve disease, blood clots and heart defects.

Your doctor may recommend an echocardiogram to:

  • Assess symptoms of a heart condition, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting or dizzy spells, a heart murmur or unexplained fever (to rule out a heart valve infection)
  • Monitor heart health, such as after a stroke or heart attack, or as on-going care for an existing condition like coronary artery disease, heart failure, or heart valve disease
  • Detect irregular heart sounds, such as a heart murmur

What to Expect During an Echocardiogram at Riverview Health

An echocardiogram will be performed at Riverview Health or one of its outpatient facilities. The procedure takes about an hour. You’ll need to lie down on a table while a technician rolls an ultrasound wand over the surface of your chest. The wand (transducer) sends and receives sound waves to produce an image of your heart to a monitor.

What an Echocardiogram Can Help Diagnose

  • Blood clots
  • Damaged or weakened heart muscle
  • Enlarged heart
  • High lung pressures
  • Irregular heart structure
  • Problems with heart valves

To receive the care you need, start by finding a primary care physician at Riverview Health by calling 317.565.0525 or by completing our online form.

Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of heart conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN