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Echocardiogram

An Echocardiogram is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart. This provides your doctor with moving images of your heart using ultrasound technology to study your heart anatomy and its function to help your doctor evaluate your heart health.

At Paradise Ultrasound we have a specialised staff to perform this study.  Mathew and the CardioNexus team are a co-operative of cardiac ultrasound specialists providing quality Echocardiography services throughout South East Queensland. Focusing primarily on echocardiography, all members of the team are Cardiac Scientist trained at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane.

A cardiac Sonographer is specially trained and will use an ultrasound transducer on your chest to look at your heart through the chest wall and your rib cage. There is no radiation involved with an echocardiogram and it can be performed on patients from 4 years and older.

Screening for children, is for ASD, VSD, Murmurs, Failure to thrive and Lethargy.

An Echocardiogram is performed when patients have unexplained chest or upper arm pains, heart murmurs, minor heart attacks, heart defects or a history of heart disease, as well as patients who are undergoing complex non cardiac surgery or chemotherapy.

There is no preparation required for an echocardiogram. There is no restriction on eating or drinking, and you should continue to do so as you normally would. If you take medication, you should continue to take them as normal unless your doctor specifies otherwise. The study will take between half an hour to forty-five minutes.

If you have had any other previous echocardiograms or related scans please bring these reports along with you to your appointment.

24 Holster Monitor 

If you have 

  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Syncope and pre syncope
  • Complications e.g. CVA or embolic episode
  • Need to rule out…Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, significant pauses, AV Block

 Ventricular and  supraventricular trachy-Arrhythmias
• People who have being treated for heart rhythm problems use Holter monitors to show how treatment is working

The Holter compliments the need for Echo cardiography (Structural Assessment)  

This examination is bulk billed at Paradise Ultrasound.

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