Echocardiogram

What is an echocardiogram:

Echocardiography shows the size, structure, and movement of various parts of the heart. These parts include the heart valves, the septum (the wall separating the right and left heart chambers) and the walls of the heart chambers.

Why an echocardiogram is recommended:

Heart murmur or abnormal heart sounds

Cough or respiratory difficulty

Fluid accumulation in the lungs or body cavity

Exercise intolerance

Collapse/syncope

Thyroid disease

Hypertension

What to expect at the echocardiogram appointment:

All studies are sent to a board-certified cardiologist via telemedicine for interpretation.

A written report will be sent to the ordering DVM in 3-5 days, and they will contact the pet owner to discuss results.

Patient Info:

Do not need to be fasted

Estimated time for testing is 1 hour

2 small areas on the chest will be shaved to achieve images

Testing Info:

Echocardiogram $297

Cardiologist Review/Interpretation $150*

Sedation if needed additional

About the sonographer addendum:

In December 2020, I completed a small animal cardiac immersion course. I am now proficient in obtaining a complete echocardiogram exam for review and interpretation by a board-certified cardiologist.

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Waterford Location

Monday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Wixom Location

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed