Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, East Brunswick, and Edison, NJ

An echocardiogram — or EKG or ECG — is one of the most effective noninvasive ways to evaluate your overall heart function. With a team of top-rated cardiologists available at Cardio Metabolic Institute, you can get your essential echocardiogram, results, and any essential treatments, all under one roof. Book your echocardiogram appointment at the clinic locations in Somerset, Monroe Township, or East Brunswick, New Jersey, today. Schedule online or call any office to speak with a team member. 

Echocardiogram Q & A

Why do I need an echocardiogram?

Your physician may recommend an echocardiogram if you’re experiencing certain symptoms, such as heart palpitations, or if you’re at risk of heart problems. Echocardiograms are used to help your cardiologist diagnose:

  • Congenital heart disease 
  • Cardiac masses
  • Heart disease
  • Valve disease
  • Heart murmur
  • Heart attack
  • Blood clots 

Sometimes, an echocardiogram is simply a routine preventive screening your surgeon recommends before you go in for a procedure, just to ensure your heart is in good health. 

What happens during an echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is an entirely noninvasive and painless procedure that only takes a few minutes. Depending on your clothing, your practitioner may have you slip into a hospital gown, since they’re going to need access to your chest. 

As you lie on your back or side, your practitioner applies a jellylike substance to your chest area, which helps the handheld probe gather even and clear pictures. The handheld transducer uses ultra high-frequency sound waves to capture images of your heart and valves.

Not only can your practitioner gather still pictures of your heart during an echocardiogram, but they can also collect video and sound samples, so your cardiologist can get a clear glimpse of your heart’s overall health and functionality. 

What do my echocardiogram results mean?

Because you can get an echocardiogram right in the office at Cardio Metabolic Institute, your dedicated cardiologist has direct access to your records. Your cardiologist may meet with you the same day to discuss your results, or have you come in for a follow-up appointment. 

Usually, your cardiologist can see any concerning issues immediately and talk with you about what your results mean. They may diagnose you with heart disease, arrhythmia, venous disease, or other type of cardiovascular issue.

In some cases, you need further testing, such as a stress test, to confirm or rule out certain conditions. But the expert cardiovascular team at Cardio Metabolic Institute cares for you every step of the way and helps you manage your heart health. 

Learn more about modern echocardiograms by booking an appointment at Cardio Metabolic Institute today. Click on the online scheduler or call any clinic directly.