Private Echocardiogram Scan
Vista Health offer same day Echocardiogram scans with reports from specialist trained Cardiac Physiologists in two working days. An Echocardiogram, known as an ‘ECHO’, is an ultrasound scan of the heart which is used to assess both its structure and function.
What is an Echocardiogram?
An Echocardiogram (ECHO) uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart on a screen; the same technology used for performing pregnancy scans on unborn babies. Your Echo Report will be produced by the Cardiac Physiologist and overseen by our Consultant Cardiologist Clinical Lead.
Prices from £200
Vista Health offer Echocardiogram scans at 5 convenient locations across the UK. Our competitive prices are based on how quickly you would like your scan.
The diagnosis is always included in the price and your report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 2 working days from your scan time.
Your price will always be clearly explained before you book. At Vista Health, we make it our mission to guide you through every stage of your Echocardiogram journey.
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Why would you need an Echocardiogram?
Your GP or doctor may recommend an echocardiogram to check large blood vessels, heart chambers or heart valves.
The heart fails to pump a sufficient amount of blood around the body at the correct pressure.
Damage from a heart attack, where bloody supply to the heart was blocked.
Birth defects that affect normal heart function.
An infection of the inner lining of the heart.
Private Echocardiogram FAQs
What happens during the Echocardiogram test?
Your examination will be performed with you lying on a couch, ideally, on your left-hand side. The Cardiac Physiologist will attach 3 self-adhesive electrodes to your chest and apply ultrasound gel to a device called a transducer. This sends and receives harmless ultrasound waves. The gel allows the ultrasound beam to travel through your chest wall so that it is possible to see the heart.
The transducer will be pressed against your skin with moderate pressure to facilitate the transmission of the ultrasound waves. This can be uncomfortable but should not be painful. The Cardiac Physiologist will acquire ultrasound images and audio recordings by moving the transducer around the chest, stomach, and neck. During recording, you may be asked to change position or hold your breath so that the best quality images can be obtained.
How long does an Echocardiogram take?
An echocardiogram will usually take between 15 and 30 minutes. In some circumstances, a more detailed scan may be needed which may take up to 40 minutes.
Are there any side effects to an Echocardiogram?
No – an echocardiogram is generally painless and harmless. However, some patients may find it slightly uncomfortable due to the positioning of the probe on the chest.
When will I receive my results?
A report will be returned to your referring clinician in two working days of your scan.
Interested in an Echocardiogram?
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