2-D Echocardiography (2D-Echo) is an non-invasive test used to observe the workings in the human heart, as well as its structure. It provides images of a variety of organs of the heart with sound waves. Additionally, it is used to detect damage or blockages and also to determine blood flow. Sterling Diagnostics Polyclinic offers the top 2D-Echo system in Hyderabad with the most advanced technology available.
As technology advances 2D-Echo is gaining acceptance in comparison to an ECG. 2D-Echo allows doctors to evaluate the areas of the heart valve, as well as differences between the left and right side of the heart. It also can accurately determine the possibility of leakage of blood from valves (valvular regurgitation) and determines the cardiac output and the ejection percentage. To evaluate cardiac structures and function, 2D-Echo is considered to be the Gold standard.
What exactly is the 2D-Echo procedure?
2D-Echo is typically performed with the assistance of the presence of a Radiology expert and the cardiologist. Let’s look at the process of 2D-Echo in the following manner:
During the procedure the transducer or probe can be placed onto the chest in specific places and angles. A probe or transducer emits sound waves with an extremely high frequency. The sound waves travel through the tissues of the heart and bounce back in “echo” out of the heart’s structures. These echo’s or sound waves are then sent to a laptop computer connected with the transducer. The computer creates images of the heart’s walls and the valves that appear in the Computer monitor. The images are printed on paper, then recorded on DVD, then given to the patient who interprets the results.
The patient will receive an outfit to wear and then asked to lie down on an unpredicted table during the procedure. A gel-like substance is applied to the skin and then the transducer is placed onto the gel. This gel aids the transducer gain a clear view on the heart’s tissue and the structures. The technician will then move the transducer around different parts within the chest. Patients may be requested to keep their breath or take deep breaths or even sniff their noses throughout the procedure. In some cases it is possible to have an IV contrast offered to patients when the heart’s structures are difficult to visualize.
The 2D-Echo process can take between 20 to 1 hour to be completed.
What is the reason a 2D-Echo is done
A test called 2D-Echo is conducted to identify the heart problems.
- It is possible to detect heart problems and the valves.
- To assess Congenital Heart Diseases and blood clots as well as tumors
- To determine if there is an abnormality in blood flow inside the heart
- Find out if there is a heartbeat that is abnormal.
- Check for heart inflammation
- Find out if you have a the hereditary cardiovascular disease
- Assess any damage done to your heart that occurs after an attack on the heart.
Why should you choose Sterling Diagnostics Polyclinic to provide 2D Echo in Hyderabad
Sterling Diagnostics Polyclinic offers high-quality 2D-Echo in Hyderabad under the supervision of a an experienced radiologists. Sterling Diagnostics Polyclinic are fully equipped with modern technology. We use top-of-the-line technology to ensure safety and security , and also eliminate human error. The team at Sterling Diagnostics Polyclinic are aware of the importance of having accurate and timely information, and make every effort to ensure the same. We at Sterling Diagnostics Polyclinic provide high-end and luxurious services for a reasonable cost