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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEART ULTRASOUNDS?

A heart ultrasound, also known as a cardiac ultrasound, or an echocardiogram, is an important imaging tool that doctors use to perform routine check-ups on patients.


It is also used in critical, emergency situations to help save lives! High frequency sound waves, also known as ultrasound, are transmitted into the body by a small transducer, reflected back, and then processed in the ultrasound machine to create diagnostic pictures and videos of the heart. Cardiac ultrasounds are performed by diagnostic cardiac sonographers, or cardiovascular technologists. These tests are performed independently by the technologist and then reviewed by a doctor, specifically a cardiologist.


TWO-DIMENSIONAL, TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Due to the dynamic nature of the beating heart, cardiac ultr