Eshed provides high quality pediatric echocardiograms to children aged 15 years and under. The echo tests are performed and interpreted by our expert and experienced staff led by Dr. Max Godfrey, a highly respected pediatric cardiologist and imaging expert.
How to Prepare
There is no special preparation for a transthoracic echocardiogram.
Please bring with you to your appointment:
During and After the Echocardiogram
During the test the child will be asked to lie flat on your back as wires are placed on his chest to monitor his heart rhythm. The sonographer will instruct him to turn on to the left side and the probe will be placed on his chest. A lubricant gel is used to improve picture quality and this may feel cold. Gentle pressure is applied to the child’s chest as necessary in order to obtain the information but generally this should not be painful. (You can let the sonographer know if he or she is pressing too hard.) You will see images of your child heart on the monitor, some of which will be in color. The color and the sounds that you may hear coming from the machine are representations of blood flow within your child’s heart.
The Results of Your Echocardiogram
Once the test is completed, the cardiologist will review the images and write a report and send it to your doctor within 72 hours.
The sonographer cannot give you the results during your visit.
How Long Will Your Appointment Be?
A transthoracic echocardiogram usually takes approximately 15 -20 minutes
We do everything that we can to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed by unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you come prepared for delays.
To schedule a pediatric echocardiogram, please call our office at 08-9555-330