Uses of Ultrasound machine in Cardiology

An echocardiogram ultrasound scanning uses sound waves to figure out the size, shape, and motion of the heart. This type of imaging is used to detect various types of cardiac diseases. Heart failure is a complex condition in which any type structural or functional cardiac disorder harms the ability of ventricle to eject or fill blood. This syndrome usually occurs in the later stages of different cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, coronary artery disease, primary myocardial disease and valvular disease.

With the help of ultrasound scanning in the field of cardiology, medical professionals are able to identify four chambers of the heart, blood vessels entering and leaving it, the surrounding sac, valves and the walls of the heart. It is commonly used in the management, diagnosis and follow-up of patients suffering from cardiac diseases.

Apart from standard test, echocardiograms has specialized tests like:

  • Transesophageal test provides quality imaging. In this process the machine is placed on the throat. Physicians prefer to use this test depending on the part of the heart needs to be viewed. In certain lung diseases and obesity, Transesophageal is mostly used.
  • Echocardiogram using color Doppler ultrasound helps to assess flow of the blood.
  • Stress echocardiogram which records the activity of the heart during cardiac stress test.
  • Contrast echocardiogram in which a solution is injected which reaches the heart and can be seen in the heart.

Ultrasounds are used in cardiology for multiple applications such as to evaluate a heart murmur, diagnose valve conditions, find any changes, determine if fluid is collecting around the heart, test blood flow, test heart function and diagnose lung problems in very ill patients & search for blood clots within its chambers.

If you own a clinic or hospital, then it is advisable to buy used ultrasound machine to fulfill your diagnosis purposes. These used equipment are the best alternatives against high priced ultrasound machines which cannot be afforded by small time practitioners. You can visit to purchase quality products at affordable prices.

Stolle Bozinovski
Stolle Bozinovski