At Rossland Diagnostic Clinic, we strive to provide quality care and services. Our team is dedicated to providing you with an appointment at your earliest convenience.
What does this testing entail?
A transthoracic echocardiography is a cardiac exam that uses ultrasound to create images of the heart. Utilising sound waves directed at the heart, your sonographer will place an ultrasound probe on your chest wall. Your cardiologist will be able to see a sequence of images that show the size and composition of your heart, the blood flow to it, and how effectively its valves are working as a result of the sound wave reflections off the heart. Your sonographer will picture your heart before and after activity as part of a stress echocardiogram using a treadmill and an echocardiography imaging device.
What need I do to prepare for this test?
Bring your signed requisition from your doctor to your visit along with a valid OHIP card. Arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.
On the day of your test, dress comfortably and wear running shoes. Also include a list of any drugs you are currently taking. On the morning of the exam, avoid applying cream or lotion. Please consult your referring doctor to get permission to stop taking Beta Blockers (Bisoprolol, Atenolol, Metoprolol, etc.) 48 hours before your test if you are taking any of these drugs. Before quitting any medicine, always with your doctor.
How long is the test?
It will take 1 to 1 and a half hours to finish this examination.
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Unit 102, 300 Rossland Road East, Ajax, ON L1Z 0M1