Echocardiograms (Ultrasounds of the Heart)
Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center use echocardiograms, ultrasounds of the heart, to effectively diagnose potential cardiac conditions.
An echocardiogram creates a clear image of the heart by using high frequency sound waves. Our team can then use these images to accurately diagnose and make clinical decisions.
At the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, our team offers several types of echocardiograms that present different perspectives of the heart. These types of echocardiograms include transthoracic echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms, dobutamine stress echocardiograms and bicycle stress echocardiograms.
Types of Echocardiography
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