Echocardiography (heart echo, heart ultrasound) is a completely painless, non-invasive, diagnostic method without any harmful side effects. Echocardiogram is crucial for the assessment of a patient with possible or already diagnosed cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, irregular or fast heart rate, chest pain, a heart attack, aortocoronary bypasses artificial heart valves,stents, fatigue, loss of consciousness, diabetes, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) as well as cardiovascular disease prevention in people with high risk factors (obesity, high lipid levels, physical inactivity, etc,).
Echocardiography offers – a visual display of heart structures – the appearance and size of heart cavities, the appearance and function of heart valves (normal and artificial), the appearance and contractability of the heart wall, the presence of foreign entities in the heart, the appearance of the cardiac tissue.
To schedule an appointment contact the Marketing Department (+381 18 502 211, firstname.lastname@example.org). If the patient is already at the institute for treatment and rehabilitation, he/her will have a test scheduled by one of the medical staff.
Bring the following items to the appointment:
- A valid identification(passport, ID);
- Previous medical documentation
- The medications the patient takes as his/hers current therapy and the documentation
- Form INO-1 (foreign citizens who reside temporarily in Serbia)
The diagnostic method is charged according to the valid price list of the Institute.
The test is done in a lying position with the patient stripped to the waist. Water gel is applied to the ultrasound probe. The probe is placed on the so-called acoustic windows in the thorax. The test is painless and harmles to people. It demands a lot of patience from both doctors and patients.
The test last 30 minutes in average.
The findings are issued immediately after the test.
Information: +381 18 502260 ( diagnostics front desk)