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Get to know your heart with an echocardiogram at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

An echocardiogram creates an ultrasound, or high-quality moving images, of your heart that shows its structure, size and how it pumps blood. These detailed images help your heart care team make informed treatment decisions. Thanks to an echocardiogram, your doctor can understand vital functions of your heart without using invasive instruments.

As part of our comprehensive heart diagnostic services, Goshen Heart & Vascular Center uses heart ultrasounds to make accurate diagnoses for personalized treatment.

When you need quality echocardiography, talk to your primary care provider about receiving heart care with us or call (574) 537-5000 for a referral.

Do I need a heart ultrasound?

We use echocardiography to diagnose, treat and manage heart and vascular conditions, such as heart failure and blood clots. You may also need a heart ultrasound if you’ve experienced:

Your doctor may recommend an echocardiogram after noticing abnormal symptoms or results from another type of test.

What's it like to have a heart echo

At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, a trained specialist will perform your echocardiogram. During the test, you’ll lie down on your back or left side. The specialist will gently roll an ultrasound wand on your chest that will produce the live images of your heart on a monitor. You may need to hold your breath at times or make small movements so the technician can get a clear picture of your heart.

Getting your echocardiogram results

Along with your echocardiogram results, your doctor will consider other factors, such as your age, medical history and physical exam, to get a complete picture of your heart health. Your doctor will share your results with you as soon as possible, as well as work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Ask your doctor about beginning innovative heart care at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center or call (574) 537-5000 for a referral.

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