Echocardiogram & Cardiology

Echocardiogram and Cardiology in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Bristol

Wales' first Registered Private GP Practice
HIW & CQC Registered Clinics

At IGP we work closely with leading Consultant Cardiologists to provide private Cardiologist Consultations including ECG and Echocardiogram.

All our Cardiologist services are carried out by experienced Cardiologists in IGP's HIW and CQC registered premises. With full clinical and administration support from IGP our focus is to allow our Cardiologists the time, space and equipment to focus on their patient needs alone, to ensure they are able to provide the highest level of service possible.

Consultation, ECG & Echocardiogram

Child Cost: £690.00

Adult Cost: £595.00

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What is an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce moving images of your heart. The procedure looks at the size and structure of the heart and allows the doctor to assess how well your heart is pumping blood. The test is safe, simple and takes approximately 15-30 minutes to perform.

How is an Echocardiogram carried out?

An echocardiogram is carried out by a doctor or technician who has been specially trained to do this. The doctor/technician will place some clear gel on your chest and then move a small scanning device around your chest (in contact with the gel). As it moves across the chest the scanner uses sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your heart, which will be displayed on a monitor. These pictures are constantly updated, so the scan can show the movement of your heart too.

Why is an Echocardiogram used for screening?

An ECG is good for identifying electrical problems in the heart, whereas an echocardiogram provides pictures of the heart?s structure. If your ECG result suggests that there might be a problem then, if appropriate, you will also have an echocardiogram scan. The echocardiogram can help the doctor to make a diagnosis or to confirm that your heart is fine.

What can an Echocardiogram scan show?

An echocardiogram can help your doctor check the following:

  • The overall size and shape of the heart

  • The size, thickness and movement of the heart walls

  • How the heart moves during each heartbeat

  • The heart's pumping strength

  • If the heart valves are working correctly

  • If blood is ?leaking? through the heart valves

  • If the heart valves are too narrow

  • If there are problems with the outer lining of the heart

  • If there are problems with the large blood vessels that enter and leave the heart

  • If there are blood clots in the chambers of the heart

  • If there are abnormal holes between the chambers of the heart

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