2D Echocardiography is a diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to take the live images of the heart. It helps the doctor to monitor the functioning of the heart and the vessels associated with the heart.
A certified and experienced Cardiologist and or Radiologist can perform 2D Echocardiography.
The cost of 2D Echocardiography depends on the following factors:
However 2D Echocardiography is a common procedure for all individuals and the cost may range between Rs.1,000-Rs.90,000
Various other types of Echocardiography are:
Echocardiography is a procedure that provides ultrasound imaging of the heart, whereas Electrocardiography only provides information regarding heart rhythm. Both ECG and EKG are used in conjunction most of the time.
Apart from these conditions, your doctor or physician may suggest 2D Echicardioraphy for many other reasons. So, pleases have a discussion with the physician before undergoing 2D Echocardiography.
2D Echocardiogram is considered a safe procedure. Mild discomfort may be experienced during the procedure but other complications do not arise as it is supervised all the time.
2D Echocardiography usually takes up to 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Mild discomfort can be experienced during the procedure as the specialist has to apply pressure on the chest to get the accurate sound waves. Otherwise, the procedure as such is not painful.
2D Echocardiography is safe during pregnancy and usually done in 2nd trimester to monitor the fetal heartbeat.