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Echocardiography

An echocardiogram is a safe, diagnostic test that uses sound waves to produce images of the heart and its vessels. Westchester Heart and Vascular uses the most advanced echocardiography imaging techniques, including: 

  • 3-Dimensional transthoracic echocardiograms
  • 2-Dimensional transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Exercise Stress transthoracic Echocardiograms
  • Dobutamine Stress transthoracic Echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal Echocardiograms

Echocardiograms provide useful information regarding most of the heart structures, including: heart muscle strength and movement, valve function, heart size and dimensions, pressure measurements and the pericardium.  Dobutamine and exercise stress echocardiograms are used to diagnose coronary artery disease and assess how patients are responding to medical and/or revascularization therapy. Transthoracic echocardiograms take less than an hour to complete and are performed in our brand new state-of-the-art cardiac imaging center.

Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) are performed at Westchester Medical Center by one of our non-invasive cardiology experts.  An anesthesiologist is present to administer sedation for the procedure.  This type of echocardiogram is different than transthoracic echocardiograms in that it is minimally invasive.  The TEE transducer is located on the end of an endoscope probe and is placed down the esophagus to look at the heart.  TEE’s are especially useful to look for clots in the left atrium and left atrial appendage, which can happen with atrial fibrillation and look for infection on the heart valves.  TEE’s also provide images of metallic prosthetic valves that you cannot see on a standard transthoracic echocardiogram.

Learn how an echocardiogram is performed...

       

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging

     
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suites 3850 
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Cardiology:
914.909.6900 
Cardiovascular Imaging:
914.909.6925
New Windsor Division
575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite 200
New Windsor, NY 12553
845.561.2773 
 
        

Cardiothoracic Surgery

     
Valhalla Division
100 Woods Road 
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914.493.8793
     
        

Vascular Surgery

     
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.7000
   
       
Hawthorne
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 3750
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914.909.6835
Mount Kisco
103 South Bedford Road, Suite 207
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
914.241.3204
 
       
New Windsor Division
575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite 200
New Windsor, NY 12553
845.561.2773
White Plains
15 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
914.593.1234
 

To learn more about the services provided by Westchester Heart and Vascular please contact us at:

866-WMC-HEART (866.962.4327).

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