Convenient Echocardiography for Shongum Residents

An echocardiogram lets doctors see its chambers as they move and pump blood by taking pictures of your heart.  This test is used to assess the function of your heart as well as the structure.  It can be used to track the effectiveness of various medications and treatments and detect many types of heart disease.

Echocardiography is the study of heart and function using sound waves (ultrasound). This is done by moving an ultrasound transducer to different locations across the chest, back or abdomen.  This allows images from each structure of the heart to be seen by various viewpoints.  In order to conduct the sound waves from the transducer to your body, a water-soluable gel is used.  Even though you will not be able to feel or hear sound waves themselves, you will feel the slight pressure from the transducer on your body as the sonographer positions it in different locations.

An intravenous line occasionally will need to be inserted to allow for the administration of small gas bubbles that enhance the images. Do let us know if you have avenous access line in place, such as Mediport, as this access line can often be used for contrast injection.

We have Modern, and Top of the Line Technology at Advanced Cardiology

  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram – allows for better analysis of blood flow patterns by adding color to echocardiogram images
  • Three-dimensional echocardiogram –  a three dimensional picture of your heart is constructed by using the latest signal processing technology.  These images provide your doctors with a complete picture of your heart, allowing them to recommend the best treatment for your heart disease
  • Stress echocardiogram – a test which allows doctors to see how your heart looks and performs while you are exercising 
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram – unlike traditional echocardiograms, this provides a accurate look at your heart

Ideas for Being Heart Healthy in Shongum

Shongum, NJ is located within Randolph Township in Morris County.  Stay active by taking part in a tennis membership at Brundage Park Recreation Complex or jogging through our number of other parks including Veterans Community Park and Freedom Park.  Enjoy the warmer months by swimming in Randolph Lake or playing volleyball on the beach.