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Echocardiology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Echocardiologyspecialists.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Echocardiology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Echocardiology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Echocardiology is available at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Angeles

A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.


Echocardiology is available at Hospital Angeles

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Echocardiology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.


Echocardiology is available at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Echocardiology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Echocardiology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).


Echocardiology is available at Galenia Hospital

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.


Echocardiology is available at Centros Especializados

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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 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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