An ultrasonography and echocardiography device with four-dimensional examination feature is present in our department.
Patients mostly with complaints such as bruising, murmur, chest pain, palpitation, dizziness, quick fatigue, joint pain, fainting (syncope), rheumatic heart diseases, and hypertension are diagnosed and treated in our polyclinic. Non-invasive tests like electrocardiography, echocardiography (M-mode, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, color Doppler), ambulatory ECG monitorization (Holter monitoring) tests are performed. Following the patients’ physical examinations, their electrocardiography, echocardiography and if necessary, telecardiography are evaluated.
Echocardiography implies the ultrasonography of the heart. Echocardiography reveals the structure of the heart, its contractions and structural anomalies, if any. Cardiac cavities and defects (holes) between major veins, the obstruction and deficiency of cardiac valves can be determined with conventional Doppler and color Doppler echocardiography.
Echocardiography is a safe, harmless and painless test. The patients are required to remain calm, lying down for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Toys and animated cartoons are utilized to soothe uneasy and crying children.
The unborn offspring’s (fetus) heart can be evaluated by echocardiography (fetal eco). It is advised that fetal eco is done between the 18th to 20th weeks of pregnancy, but it can also be applied in weeks before or after this period. It gives no harm to the baby or the fetus. Fetal echocardiography is performed in case doubts regarding the baby’s hearts arise during routine ultrasonography done by obstetricians, in case problems of the mother and/or family that may effect the health of the baby’s heart are found, or upon the request by the family.