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Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (or echo) is an ultrasound test using high-pitched sound waves to create an image of your heart.

At Great Lakes Cardiovascular, we conduct a complete evaluation of the heart using 2-D imaging along with Doppler and color-flow Doppler ultrasound. With this type of test, we can see how your heart is beating and pumping blood to evaluate:

  • Abnormal Heart Sounds (Murmurs or Clicks)
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Unexplained Chest Pain or Pressure, Shortness of Breath, or Irregular Heartbeats
  • Thickness and Movement of the Heart Wall
  • Heart Valves and Artificial Heart Valves
  • Size and Shape of the Heart's Chambers
  • Cardiac Performance
  • Diseases Such as Cardiomyopathy
  • Blood Clots and Tumors

Prior to your echocardiogram, you will be instructed on when you should refrain from eating prior to the test. There are few, if any, special preparations required. Undergoing an echocardiogram is quick—usually within one hour—with very little to no discomfort. While you’re laying on your side, we will place small electrodes on your chest, and touch your skin using a wand with gel on the end. You may have to change positions a few time. Once the test is complete, you will be free to leave.  


 

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100 High St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
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116 Interstate Parkway, Suite 21
Bradford, PA 16701
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7060 Erie Road, Suite 400
Derby, NY 14047
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3898 Vineyard Drive Suite 1
Dunkirk, NY 14048
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5844 Southwestern Blvd., Suite 500
Hamburg, NY 14048
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849 Rte. 5 & 20, Suite 2
Irving, NY 14081
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160 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
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7300 Porter Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
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571 10th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
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415 Tremont St.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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2223 W. State St.
Olean, NY 14760
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515 / 535 Main Street
Olean, NY 14760
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5959 Big Tree Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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705 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
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