For further diagnostic analysis of the heart RAOOF MD is outfitted with equipment to conduct an echo cardiogram. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This commonly used test allows your doctor to see how your heart is beating and pumping blood. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify various abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves.
Depending on what information your doctor needs, you may have one of the following kinds of echocardiograms:
Transthoracic echocardiogram. This is a standard, noninvasive echocardiogram. A technician (sonographer) spreads gel on your chest and then presses a device known as a transducer firmly against your skin, aiming an ultrasound beam through your chest to your heart. The transducer records the sound wave echoes your heart produces. A computer converts the echoes into moving images on a monitor. If your lungs or ribs block the view, a small amount of intravenous dye may be used to improve the images.
Stress echocardiogram. Some heart problems — particularly those involving the coronary arteries that supply blood to your heart muscle — occur only during physical activity. For a stress echocardiogram, ultrasound images of your heart are taken before and immediately after walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike. If you're unable to exercise, you may get an injection of a medication to make your heart work as hard as if you were exercising.
RAOOF MD provides the following services to deal with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases:
- General Check Ups
- In House Lab for Blood Tests
- Dexa-Bone Density
- Carotid Doppler Test
- Breathing Test / Spirometry
- Stress Test
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