What is a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (Echo)?

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What is a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (Echo)?

Echocardiogram

What is a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (Echo)?

A transthoracic echocardiogram, or “echo”, is a type of ultrasound scan used to look at the heart structure, primarily the valves and ventricular function.

A transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that create returning echoes when they bounce off heart structures and blood cells. These returning echoes are picked up by the electronic crystals in the probe and turned into a moving image that is displayed on a monitor while the scan is carried out.

What to bring?

> Referral forms

> Concession cards (Medicare, DVA and/or private health fund cards)

> A list of your current medication

> Pre-procedure instructions

> Wear comfortable clothing

You will be asked to change into a patient gown.

 

Cost of service
$250 (Medicare rebate is approximately $125) Pensioners/DVA are bulk billed
Duration of procedure
approximately 40 minutes


Multi Specialist Medical Centre located near Central Park, Malvern





Multi Specialist Medical Centre located near Central Park, Malvern




BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Call us between 9am – 5:30pm, Moday – Friday.


EMAIL US

Practicenurse@malvernheartcentre.com.au


VISIT US

389 Wattletree Road, Malvern East


BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Call us between 9am – 5:30pm, Moday – Friday.


EMAIL US

Practicenurse@malvernheartcentre.com.au


VISIT US

389 Wattletree Road, Malvern East


BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Call us between 9am – 5:30pm, Moday – Friday.


EMAIL US

Practicenurse@malvernheartcentre.com.au


VISIT US

389 Wattletree Road, Malvern East