Echocardiogram

This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

An echocardiogram, or “echo”, is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create an image of the heart in real-time.

Sound waves are produced by a transducer, or “probe”, which the operator holds in their hand.  These projected sound waves are transmitted through, or attenuated by, tissues in the body to varying degrees.  These altered sound waves, or “echoes”, then return to the probe to create a computerized image based on the density of the tissues with which they came into contact.

The denser the tissue, the brighter the image, since most of the sound waves conducted will be reflected back to the probe.  Another unique aspect of an echocardiogram is that it allows the cardiologist to evaluate the flow of blood through the various valves, and chambers of the heart in real-time.

These special features provide for a multi-faceted assessment of heart function and architecture that is unsurpassed at the present time.

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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