Who should consider a heart scan?
Anyone with or without symptoms who are looking for reassurance about the structure and functionality of their heart, such as those with a family history of cardiovascular disease, would benefit from a heart scan.
What are the signs indicating I may need a heart scan?
Shortness of breath, dizzy spells, palpitations, ankle swelling, or general tiredness can all be signs of a potential heart problem. If you are concerned about symptoms, you should seek help.
Do I need a GP referral to book a scan?
A GP referral is not required to book a scan. A full diagnostic report is available within 24 hours and this includes a remote follow up to discuss your results and any further actions required.
What is an Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound scan of the heart that can diagnose all manner of cardiac problems and provide life saving diagnosis with early treatment plans in a non emergency setting.
It is a comprehensive scan that assesses the health, integrity and functionality of the heart and can diagnose many different heart conditions and irregularities.
It is a nationally accredited diagnostic test with results straight away from a specialist Heart Doctor who can advise you of the significance of your scan results at the point of care.
Who performs the Echocardiogram?
The team led by a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology who in addition is also a fully accredited cardiac sonographer, uses the latest equipment to perform a comprehensive screen and assessment of your heart health.
How long does it take to perform an Echocardiogram?
Although it can vary from person to person, it generally takes from 15 minutes to an hour to perform an echocardiogram. It is a very safe test that most people find comfortable, although you may feel a slight pressure as the probe is pressed onto your chest to obtain the best images.
What happens after an Echocardiogram?
A full diagnostic report is available within 24 hours after your scan and includes a remote follow-up to discuss your results and any further actions required. If your scan is abnormal, the team will explain the diagnosis and expert assistance offered with the next steps.
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See a Heart Specialist, have a full heart check-up, and receive your results all on the same day.
With our trusted partner EchoMed, we provide rapid access to Expert Doctors with state-of-the-art diagnostics at their fingertips. Whether you have symptoms or not, we will give you the answers you need about your cardiovascular health. From Echocardiogram to Full Cardiac Service, we’re always happy to help.
We believe that non-invasive cardiac diagnostics should be offered to anybody who is concerned about possible cardiovascular symptoms, or who is looking for reassurance about their heart. Whilst the NHS does a fantastic job providing cardiac ultrasound, resource limitations restrict these scans to only the most high-risk patients.
When it comes to diagnosing heart disease, getting it right the first time is essential. Our Doctors not only demonstrate excellence in their clinical practice, but must also have been awarded full accreditation with the British Society of Echocardiography, the national regulator for cardiac ultrasound (‘Echo’ scans).
- Echocardiogram – a painless cardiac ultrasound which assesses the structure and function of the heart muscle and valves.
- ECG – a non-invasive assessment of the heart’s electrical wiring; an essential test for those worried about heart rhythm disorders.
- Holter monitor – continuous heart rhythm monitoring and analysis; the most useful test for diagnosing the cause of palpitations.
- Full Cardiac Service – all of the above delivered as a great value diagnostics package.
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