Echocardiography (ECO): It is a fast and harmless test that gives important information about heart.
Heart valve diseases
Left heart enlargement
Clot formation in the left ventricle and atrium
EF (Injection fraction-the blood pumped by the heart at each heart rate,
ratio; It is normally 55% or higher.
Heart wall movements
Fluid collection in the heart membrane Hypertension on the heart of the harmful effects of the subjects are detected by echocardiography.
The technique used in echocardiography; ultrasound rays are used. Ultrasound: A sound beyond the hearing limit of the human ear. (18,000-20,000 cycle / sec.). These sound waves are directed towards the heart with a tubular device that we call the probe. As in the radar mechanism, it is collected in the device and reflected in different ratios from the heart walls and structures in the heart. These sound waves are translated into pictures by computer; paper can also be printed if desired.
The advantages and disadvantages of echocardiography are as follows; Easy to use, does not contain paint and radioactive. It is quick, functional, painless and can be applied easily to pregnant women. The ability of the person performing the test should be done by a specialist, as it will affect the outcome. In evaluating the right side of the heart and the branching points of the great arteries, also in very obese patients; may be insufficient. Nowadays, hormonal imaging and new doppler methods have been adapted to new generation devices and have enabled us to get more successful results about heart physiology and diagnosis of heart diseases.