Ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography) is a diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound waves to visualize the heart structures. It is performed by a special probe that touches and runs through the anterior chest wall, and this method is technically called TUS heart ultrasound. The method is non-invasive, painless, before the examination no special preparations are required, there are no adverse effects and it can be used at an early age.
This type of review gives us important information about the morphology and function of the heart muscle, heart valves, cardiac cavity size and the speed of blood flow through the heart and major blood vessels. Color-Doppler technique allows visualization of color flow of blood through the heart chambers and blood vessels, which allows a full assessment of the situation and provides much more detailed information than previously.
There are great possibilities of ultrasound diagnosis in the following states:
- Primary cardiomyopathy - heart muscle disease (dilated, hypertrophic, infiltrative and restriction)
- Diseases of the heart valves (stenosis - "narrowing", prolapse, regurgitation, etc.).
- Congenital heart defect (Atrial, ventricular septal defects and, all their variations and combinations, tetralogy of Fallot and pentalogija etc.).
- Intracardiac changes (tumors and cysts and pericardial heart muscle, eg cyst, Atrial and ventricular blood clots, etc..)
Ultrasound of the heart work:
Prof. Dr. Ida Jovanovic, a pediatrician - a cardiologist
Prof. Dr. Goran Rađen, internist-cardiologist
Ass. Nenad Ratkovic, internist - Cardiologist
Doc. Radoslav Romanovich, an internist-cardiologist
Dr. Jacqueline Davičević-Hani, an internist-cardiologist
Ass. Dr. Aleksandar Nikolic, an internist-cardiologist.