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Echocardiology Specialists in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe who have Echocardiologyspecialists.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Echocardiology is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

American Heart of Poland

American Heart of Poland Group (AHP) was established in the year 2000 by the team of outstanding physicians from both Poland and the United States.

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Echocardiology is available at American Heart of Poland

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.

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Echocardiology is available at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Hygeia Hospital

The Department has state-of-the-art equipment which allows performing all cardiology applications.

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Echocardiology is available at Hygeia Hospital Athens

Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Medical Cardiology in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary This service provided by a team of medical cardiologists supports all pathological cardiology.

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Echocardiology is available at Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Listed cardiologists:

Dr. Dubief

Cardiologist Specialized in Rhythmology

Dr. Bouchayer

Cardiologist

SARAFIANOS Private Clinic

SARAFIANOS is an ISO 9001 certified private clinic in Thessaloniki, Greece. Known for its long tradition of high quality health services since 1957, high sense of professionalism, respect for the patient, quality, thoroughness and consistency in the services provided

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Echocardiology is available at SARAFIANOS Private Clinic

Listed cardiologist:

Dr. Toumpelis Athanasios

Head of Cardiology

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Echocardiology is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Echocardiology is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Echocardiology is available at Anadolu

6 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Sibel Ay MD

Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Ertan Ökmen MD, FESC

Interventional cardiology
Transradial coronary angiography and interventions
Heart failure

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Echocardiology is available at HM Hospitales

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About Echocardiology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Echocardiology?

Echocardiology is a branch of medicine that studies how to obtain and interpret ultrasonic images of the heart. Echocardiologists work together with cardiologists to diagnose and treat problems associated with peripheral blood vessels and the heart. It uses ultrasounds to measure the heart's performance and to create images of the heart.


What is an echocardiogram?

It is a type of test that uses sound waves sent through a transducer. It is also known as an echo. The echoes displayed on a video screen as moving pictures of your heart. This test is non-invasive and does not have any known side effects.


Who performs an echocardiograph?

An echocardiology test is performed by an echocardiology technician, also referred to as a cardiovascular sonographer.


Why is an echocardiogram performed?
  • To determine the overall function of your heart
  • To identify the presence of any type of heart diseases such as congenital heart disease, cardiac masses, infective endocarditis, valve disease, pericardial disease and myocardial disease.

To follow up on the progress of valve disease
  • To determine the effectiveness of your present surgical or medical treatments.
  • To evaluate wall motion and systolic function
  • To evaluate diastolic function
  • To evaluate pericardial disease and effusion
  • To assess pulmonary pressure
  • To check the thickness of the heart wall
  • To evaluate how well an artificial heart valve is functioning
  • To measure the shape and size of the heart’s chambers
  • To evaluate cardiac performance
  • To locate tumors and blood clots inside the heart.

Types of echocardiograms
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE): During this test, the transducer is moved to several locations on the abdominal wall and chest.
  • Stress echocardiogram: This test is done while at rest and then again after your heart is stressed. The heart can be stressed through exercise or injecting a drug t make it beat faster and harder.
  • Doppler echocardiogram: This test is used to observe the flow of blood through the heart chambers, valves, and d blood vessels.
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE): During this test a probe is passed through the esophagus to show clearer images. An anesthetic and sedative are applied to the throat.

How is the test performed?
  • Three electrodes which are attached to an electrocardiograph will be placed on your chest by the sonographer. The electrocardiograph (EKG) monitor is used to chart your heart's activity during the test.
  • You will lie on the examination table on your left side. A gel which helps produce clear images will be poured on the chest area. The sonographer will place a transducer on several areas of your chest. The sonographer may ask you to change positions during the test. You may also be asked to hold your breath for a while.
  • You may experience coolness from the gel and some pressure from the transducer but no major discomfort. The test usually takes less than an hour and you may resume regular activities immediately after the test.

How to prepare for the test
  • You can eat and drink as normal on the day of the test.
  • If you are under any medications, you should continue taking them as prescribed.
  • A medical gown will be provided for you to wear during the test.
  • Your doctor will discuss with you the procedure and possible side effects or complications.ents.

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