What is it? What is the procedure? What does it show?
An echocardiogram (also known as an echo) is a kind of ultrasound test, that Dr. Norberto Fleites and his staff of doctors utilize. It sends high-pitched sound waves by using a medical tool known as a transducer in order to receive echo from the sound waves bouncing off around the patient’s heart. Once received, these echoed waves are converted into visible moving pictures that are displayed on a screen.
Echocardiograms expose a variety of heart problems and conditions. They also show different crucial things about the heart.; such as: size, palpitation rate, valves, walls of the heart chambers, and the septum. Echocardiograms can also detect blood clots and tumors which can saves countless lives if detected early.
How can we help you?
Here at DNF Medical Centers, Dr. Norberto Fleites can use the echocardiogram ultrasound test to diagnose different heart conditions and problems. Some of the most common are:
- Heart Problems
- Monitor new changes
- Blood Clots
- Monitor patient’s improvement
- Determine next steps for treatment
- Opt for the need of more tests
Dr. Norberto Fleites will guide and assist you through the whole treatment. Through his and his staff’s expertise, they can help you diagnose issues early on before it becomes something worse.
What are the different types of echocardiograms?
There are a total of four different echocardiogram ultrasound tests, and those are:
- Doppler Echocardiography:
– Inspections the heart’s blood flow
- Transthoracic Echocardiogram (also known as TTE):
– Most ordinary kind
– The transducer displays locations within the patient’s abdominal wall and chest
- Stress Echocardiogram:
– Mostly done to verify if a patient has the coronary artery disease
– This ultrasound test requires to be done twice. Once before you heart is stressed, and once after
– Physical exercise or an injection may be applied in order to make the patient’s heart beat faster
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (also known as TEE):
– A probe, which is a medical instrument, is used to travel down the patient’s esophagus
– This ultrasound test provides with clearer images of the patient’s heat
– Patients may be sedated in order to keep them comfortable during the test
We love to know how our patients feel. If you have further questions or concerns regarding the echocardiograms, please feel free to give Dr. Norberto Fleites, or one of our professional staff members, a call at: (321) 235-6230, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at our convenient location on 5564 E Grant St Orlando, FL 32822. Our office ours are
- Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Fridays through Sundays from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
We also offer walk-in clinic hours.