Ultrasound Specialist

Ameli | Dadourian Heart Center -  - Cardiologist

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

Ameli | Dadourian Heart Center

Cardiac Ultrasound Summerlin

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.

Aetna
Assurant Health
Cigna
GEHA Health Plans
Great West Life
Humana
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare