Transthoracic echocardiogram

Basic overview

  • An echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to assesses the heart size, heart function, and valve function.

Indications for the test

  • Evaluation of a heart murmur (this is done primarily to assess for the presence of a ‘valve problem’ or infrequently a ‘hole in the heart’)
  • Assessment of heart function in patients with symptoms of breathlessness, recurrent palpitations, or other predisposing conditions (such as high blood pressure)

What to expect

  • You will be asked to lie on a bed, whilst an ultrasound probe is moved over various locations on your chest and upper abdomen.
  • The test is not invasive and takes 30-45 mins to complete.

Our Locations

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Cardiology Tasmania has 3 specialist centres located in Howrah, Derwent Park and Huonville. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.

Call Us:
(03) 6245 8999
Outreach Medical Group Building 250 Clarence Street, Howrah

Services Provided

  • Consultations
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Stress echocardiograms
  • Holter monitors
  • ECGs

Derwent Park

Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS

Services Provided

  • Consultations
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Holter monitors
Huon Valley Health Centre, 85 Main Road, Huonville, TAS

Services Provided

  • Consultations
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms

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