In our clinic you can benefit from:
o Cardiological consultation
o Cardiac Ultrasound
o ECG Holter Monitoring
o ECG effort test
o Measurement of arterial stiffness
o Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (MR)
o Heart Stress Magnetic Resonance
It is a very well-known and very commonly used investigation. It has the advantage of providing important information about the structure and function of the heart without using radiation. It is painless, it can be repeated whenever it is needed, and it does not produces any negative effect to the body.
Cardiac Ultrasound takes about 30 minutes while you sit comfortably on a couch and your doctor will apply a heartbeat probe to your chest (Transthoracic Echocardiography) and will record images with your heart on the move. You can see your heart beating on the screen of the device.
What information can cardiac echography provide?
- About the size and shape of the heart
- How well the heart works
- If a wall or part of the heart muscle is weakened and does not work properly
- If you have problems with the heart valves
- If you have blood clots inside your heart
- If you have fluid around your heart
- If you have problems with the aorta, the main vessel that leaves the heart
In some cases, Transthoracic Cardiac Ultrasound can’t provide all the information needed to establish the complete diagnosis, conditions in which the doctor will recommend you to carry out the investigations with a transesophageal heart scan.
There are also situations where the images of Cardiac Ultrasound are unclear because of the chest wall conformation. In these situations, your doctor may recommend you to perform a Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (MR) exam, which is a very advanced technique that can provide detailed images of your heart with a very good quality regardless of the chest wall conformation. Cardiac MR is also painless, harmless, does not irradiate and can provide details about the structure and function of your heart, which can’t be seen on Cardiac Ultrasound.