What is an Echocardiogram

Tweet An echocardiogram evaluates the overall function of the heart. It is used to determine if a patient has cardiovascular disease. It’s an ultrasound for the heart – detecting waves of sound frequencies. Sound is made up of lots of different frequency waves. This high frequency is an ultrasound.  It’s too high to hear with […]

Basic Heart Anatomy

Tweet Your heart has four chambers and is approximately the size of a fist.  The chambers are: left ventricle, right ventricle, left atrium and right atrium. The left and right ventricles pump blood out of the heart into your body.  The right ventricle pushes blood to your lungs and the left ventricle pumps blood to […]