Cardiac ultrasound, using ultrasound transmitted by a probe (transducer) placed on the chest, allows the reconstruction and visualization of the heart on an ultrasound. This way you can view the heart chambers, measure their size, evaluate the heart pump function and the state of the heart valves. Cardiac ultrasound (ecocardiogram) is one of the most commonly used procedures for diagnosing heart disease because it can provide excellent images and is harmless and non-invasive. What is the resting cardiac ecocolordoppler for? By performing a resting cardiac ecocolordoppler, almost all heart disease can be identified and their evolution can be followed over time. This information is also relevant in patients with heart arrhythmia. How does the resting cardiac ecocolordoppler unfold? The resting cardiac ecocolordoppler takes place like a normal ultrasound that has the heart as an object. The patient is invited to lie down on a cot and the doctor slides a probe over his chest at heart height after smearing a little gel on his chest. This is a non-dangerous, non-painful and completely non-invasive examination. Duration of resting cardiac ecocolordoppler The resting cardiac ecocolordoppler lasts an average of 20 minutes. Resting cardiac ecocolordoppler preparation standards There is no preparation. The patient can take home therapy normally before the examination. Fasting is not required. Contraindications of the resting cardiac ecocolordoppler The resting cardiac ecocolordoppler has no contraindications. Transesophageal echocardiogamma can be used if doctors need more clarity or want to study the aorta or structures of the back of the heart (especially the left atrium or the left ventricle). For this procedure, a flexible tube with an ultrasound transducer on the tip is introduced into the heart and advanced in the esophagus, in order to place it behind the heart. Since it is an annoying procedure, the subject is sedated and the throat is anesthetized with an anesthetic spray. The transesophageal echocardiogram is also used when it is difficult to perform a traditional echocardiogram due to obesity, lung disease or other technical problems, or as doctors suspect specific diseases, such as a mitral valve endocarditis or aorta or a clot in the heart.