About Echocardiogram Abroad

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About Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram, commonly referred to as an echo, is a test that uses sound waves to assess the heart by creating 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional images of the heart.

It is a diagnostic test that is used to detect any problems with the heart valves and chambers.

The test may be performed in conjunction with an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) as part of a stress test.

There are different types of echocardiograms which includes transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), a stress echocardiogram, a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), and a doppler echocardiogram.

TTE is the standard echocardiogram which is used, it is a non-invasive procedure that involves placing the device that releases the sound waves onto the chest wall. The images are then displayed on a screen and are assessed by the cardiologist.

TEE is a more invasive type of echocardiogram and involves placing a probe down the esophagus which creates more detailed images of the heart.

A stress echocardiogram is used often used to detect coronary artery disease and is performed before and after the heart rate has increased. The standard method of applying the ultrasound device to the chest wall is usually used. The patient may be asked to perform some exercise before the test in order to increase the heart rate, or they may be administered with medicine that increase the heart rate.

A doppler echocardiogram is performed to examine the blood flow in the heart, by measuring the speed and direction of the blood flow. This test is usually performed as a part of the TTE and TEE test.

Recommended for
  • Detecting congenital heart defects in a fetus
  • Assessing the heart's ability to circulate blood throughout the body
  • Detecting problems with heart valves or chambers

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad
1 - 2 days. Patients can usually leave after the procedure, however depending on the findings, they may need to stay longer if treatment is necessary.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create images of the heart.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 - 2 days. Patients can usually leave after the procedure, however depending on the findings, they may need to stay longer if treatment is necessary.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 - 2 days.

Patients can usually leave after the procedure, however depending on the findings, they may need to stay longer if treatment is necessary.

Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create images of the heart.

Compare Echocardiogram prices around the world

United States $ 1,770
Israel $ 575
Singapore $ 273
Hungary $ 166
Thailand $ 156
Tunisia $ 55
India $ 50
Poland $ 49

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

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Before Echocardiogram abroad

If the patient is having a TEE, then they are usually sedated and a spray or gel is applied to the throat to numb it, in order to prevent pain and make the patient more comfortable.

For patients who are having a stress echocardiogram, they may be asked to perform some exercise, usually on a treadmill before the test begins, in order to increase the heart rate.

How is it performed

An echocardiogram involves applying an ultrasound device to the chest wall which delivers sound waves to the heart. The sound waves are then detected by a computer which creates images of the heart.

Electrodes are applied to the chest to help channel the sound waves. The patient may be asked to change how they breathe or to turn onto their left side during the test.

When having a TEE, the patient will be administered with local anesthetic and given sedation. A probe is then passed down the esophagus and the sound waves are delivered. As the probe is closer to the heart, these images are more detailed.

Sometimes a contrast material may be administered via an IV (intravenous) injection, in order to create more detailed images.

The results are then interpreted by the cardiologist who will discuss the findings with patient.

Procedure duration

The Echocardiogram takes 40 to 60 minutes.

Echocardiogram
An ultrasound device is applied to the chest, delivering sound waves that a computer detects and displays as images.

What to expect after Echocardiogram

Post procedure care

For patients who are having a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), they may feel some discomfort in the throat afterwards.

Important things to know about Echocardiogram

Potential risks
  • Sore throat
  • Allergic reaction to contrast substance

Compare Echocardiogram prices around the world

United States $ 1,770
Israel $ 575
Singapore $ 273
Hungary $ 166
Thailand $ 156
Tunisia $ 55
India $ 50
Poland $ 49

Source: Medigo prices

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93 clinics on MEDIGO offer Echocardiogram

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

94

$ 195

Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

84

$ 156

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand

93

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93 clinics on MEDIGO offer Echocardiogram

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

94

$ 195

Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

84

$ 156

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand

93

Please inquire

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An electrocardiogram can diagnose heart problems by attaching electrodes to the skin, in order to detect electrical signals from the heart.

 
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