Caring for the heart

Efficient Echocardiography Diagnostics

The Presence and Progression of Heart Disease

At Collins Cardiology, we perform the non-invasive echocardiogram to create a detailed image of your heart and its valves, ventricles, sounds, and associated vasculature. This is an important tool for monitoring your health for the presence and progression of heart disease. 

Call 912-384-6276 or 888-708-6577 for an appointment with our cardiologist.

The Echocardiogram

Using ultrasound waves, an echocardiogram allows us to gain an accurate and live image of your heart. Similar to the process of viewing an unborn child still in the womb, an echocardiogram uses sound waves produced by a transducer to painlessly assemble an image of the beating heart.

An echocardiogram should take approximately 10 to 20 minutes, and it doesn't cause any discomfort for the patient.

In our office, we use two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound imaging. Once reviewed by the physician, it can reveal important information that might help us detect conditions like aortic stenosis, mitral valve prolapse, or other congenital heart diseases.

Preparation for an Echocardiogram

When you are scheduled for an echocardiogram, there are a few details that you should attend to before the test:
  • Discontinue any caffeinated products 24 hours before the test (soda, coffee, tea, etc.)
  • To reduce the instance of nausea, avoid food and drink for three hours before the test
  • Discuss the medications that you may and may not take before the test

Advantages for Our Patients

  • Immediate, personalized care
  • Same-day and walk-in appointments available
  • Online payments
  • Indemnity discount for the uninsured
Call Us Today to Schedule a Cardiology Appointment

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