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Trends and Advances in Echocardiography Posted by Contributor

An echocardiogram is a test that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to capture images of your heart. The sound waves create a picture of the heart’s chambers, valves, walls and blood vessels. Doctors and medical professionals then use these images to better diagnose and treat patients with heart disease or other ailments. Thankfully, the medical industry is steadily advancing. There are new trends and advancements in echocardiography that ensure the procedure remains relevant and useful. Improving Reproducibility The most significant issue

Five Things Before First Echocardiogram
All About Echocardiograms Posted by Brookhaven Heart

An echocardiogram is one of the most common procedures related to heart health. An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound that makes use of high-pitched sound waves sent through a transducer. This device picks up any echoes that bounce off different portions of the heart. These very same echoes are transformed into pictures of your heart. Distinct Types of Echocardiograms There are currently four different types of echocardiograms in use throughout healthcare facilities. The four types include: Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)

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Doppler Ultrasound – The Doppler Effect in Ultrasonography Posted by Brookhaven Heart

If you are experiencing problems or irregularities with your heart, it can be unnerving not to know the cause of the issue. As technology continues to advance, the medical field is rapidly adopting better ways to assess issues, and heart doctors are increasingly using ultrasound to diagnose issues. One of the key advancements leading to the effective use of ultrasound is the benefits of the Doppler effect. Here’s what you need to know about how the Doppler effect improves your

Echocardiogram and Stress Echo Difference
Echocardiogram vs. Stress Echo: What Is the Difference? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

When you suspect you may have a heart condition, you need to see a heart specialist. The specialist will perform a general exam and will likely order an echocardiogram or what is called a “stress echo,” which is slightly different. At Brookhaven Heart, we believe in providing our patients with all the information they need to make informed choices regarding their health. One of the most common questions we receive at our office is the difference between an echocardiogram and a