By the end of this section, you will be able to:
- Briefly describe what cardiac ultrasound is and how it is used in the diagnosis of heart failure.
Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography)
Listen to Heather Bourke, a cardiac sonographer, introduce her field of diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound). She shows real echocardiography clips while speaking about what a patient can expect during echocardiography and the role of sonography in diagnosis of diseases.
Cardiac Ultrasound by Heather Bourke & Jennifer Kong, licensed under All rights reserved
- Health care professionals work collaboratively in the diagnosis and management of heart failure and complications.
- Cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) shows the real time pumping of the heart, thus helping to measure ventricular wall movement and ejection fraction.