NCH Heart Institute

Echocardiogram
 


Heart Institute

Downtown Naples
399 9th Street North
Suite 300
Naples, FL 34102
tel: (239) 624-4200
fax: (239) 624-4201

Hours
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm


Bonita Springs
Suite 200
27160 Bay Landing Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
tel: (239) 390-1562
fax: (239) 948-9042

Hours
M -F 8:00am - 4:30pm

Echocardiogram

NCH Cardiac TreatmentThis is an ultrasound of the heart. It will help to evaluate how the heart muscle and heart valves are functioning. Gel and a small probe are used on the chest wall to assist in the transmission of a sonographic image of the heart (pictured below). It is sometimes necessary for the technician to use a special lipid based contrast to assist in providing your physician with a clear picture of your heart. If this is necessary, the contrast will be injected into a vein in your hand or lower arm. Generally, minimal or no preparation is necessary for this procedure.