Ameli | Dadourian Heart Center
Cardiologists & Internists located in Tivoli Village, Las Vegas, NV
The Ameli | Dadourian Heart Center uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to diagnose and manage heart conditions in patients from throughout the Las Vegas, NV, area so they can feel confident they're getting the most appropriate, effective treatment.
Ultrasound Q & A
How is ultrasound used in evaluating heart disease?
Cardiologists use echocardiography, a type of diagnostic imaging that uses ultrasound to look not only at the structure of the heart but at the way it's functioning as well. The image it produces is called an echocardiogram. Echocardiography is noninvasive, which means there are no incisions used – just like other ultrasound procedures, echocardiograms use sound waves transmitted painlessly through the skin to produce the images that will be used for evaluations. Echocardiograms are used to examine the thickness of the heart walls and the internal structures of the heart, as well as, to watch the way it beats and pumps blood.
How are echocardiograms used to treat heart issues?
Echocardiograms have a broad array of applications in helping maintain heart health, including:
evaluating the structure of the heart and valves
evaluating heart murmurs
looking for signs of infection
looking for signs of damage following a heart attack
determining how patients are responding to treatment for cardiovascular issues
evaluating how well the heart is pumping blood
looking for fluid buildup around the heart
evaluating the size of the heart
evaluating the rhythm of the heart
What should I expect during echocardiography?
Echocardiography uses a handheld device called a transducer to transmit sound waves through your skin. You'll lie on your side on a table and a gel will be placed on the end of the transducer or on your skin. The transducer will be moved against your skin over your heart to enable images of the heart from different angles. You may need to hold your breath at some points to move your lungs out of the way for better imaging. Most tests take about a half hour to perform. Echocardiography is also used during exercise stress tests.
Most Major Insurance Plans Accepted
Medicare and most insurance plans accepted. Please click on the link, to the right, to view a full listing of companies. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the insurance plans we accept.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Ameli has been an excellent doctor for the many many years I've been using him, as well as compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable."
"Dr Ameli sets the gold standard for medical care. He is patient, kind, insightful, caring, and cares for not only me, but extends his care to my family."
"He is amazingly knowledgeable and thorough. So polite and courteous...can disclose a seemingly scary situation in a reassuring way."
"Dr. Ameli takes the time to completely answer your questions. He schedules patients far enough apart that he there is no sense of being rushed through."
"My experience as a whole was amazing, everyone is friendly, helpful, courteous and I give the highest score and a giant thank you to them!"
"He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and kind. I trust him completely and feel safe with him caring for me and my husband."
"I just love Dr. Dadourian because he makes me feel like I am his only patient and he takes the time to explain things when I don't understand."
"He takes his time, answers all my questions and never have I felt I'm just a number, I feel very fortunate to be in his care and highly recommend him to anyone."
"His responses are direct and helpful. He is highly intelligent and has great depth and breath of medical knowledge. Almost certainly the best doctor I've met."
"Dr. Ameli is an amazing physician with a true heart of gold. I was so impressed with his thoroughness and kindness. He truly helped me and was never rushed."
"I have been a patient of for many years, have great confidence, and think he and his staff are wonderful. I would never dream of going elsewhere..."
"Dr. Ameli is literally the best cardiologist in Las Vegas"