Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions.
Colorado Heart Clinic recently received accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography.
In order to receive this accreditation, Colorado Heart Clinic had to meet all the required standards of the IAC, which included an application and review process by a panel of medical experts.
A transthoracic echocardiogram is the most common type of echocardiogram, which is a still or moving image of the internal parts of the heart using ultrasound. In this case, the probe (or ultrasonic transducer) is placed on the chest or abdomen of the patient to get various views of the heart.
It is used as a non-invasive assessment of the overall health of the heart, including the heart valves and degree of muscle contraction. The images are displayed on a monitor for real-time viewing by the physician.