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Echocardiogram via Ultrasound

Heart health with a Cardiology Specialist

Pricing

Cardiology Consultation & Echocardiogram £235 + £450
Echocardiogram Scan Only with Clinical Scientist £380

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound scan of the heart.

This scan is for adults aged over 18 years of age and can give accurate pictures of the heart muscle, the heart chambers, and structures within the heart, such as the valves. This scan is not a study of the arteries around your heart but may show the effects of coronary disease/blocked arteries.

This diagnostic test – often called an ECHO is a very high-frequency sound, that you cannot hear but it can be emitted and detected. An ECHO can be carried out for many different reasons. It may be done to check how well your heart is working after a heart attack or to look at how well the valves are moving inside the heart. An ECHO can also help to see any fluid that may have collected around the heart.

This diagnostic test is for patients who are experiencing symptoms such as palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness. It is also performed in patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Murmurs, Known or suspected heart failure.

It might be that your GP has suggested you have an Echocardiogram to ascertain as to whether you have any heart valve or heart chamber issues, or any screening due to family members having heart issues.

Waiting for an ECHO with the NHS can be worrying and frustrating. At MUMS we can offer you a Cardiac ECHO Ultrasound within a day or two.

You can have an echocardiogram performed by Mr Jerome Ment, Consultant Cardiologist or a Clinical Scientist, Memoona Khalid, who specialises in performing these scans.

You can book to have a consultation with Dr Ment, who will perform consultation, as well as heart scan if required. Or if you just require a Echocardiogram you can book directly with Memoona

The cost of the consultation with the cardiologist is £235.00.

The cost of the ECHO and report is £450.00. We have an elongated Cardiology Consultation and ECHO appointment available for patients to book who indicate that they would like an ECHO at the same time as their consultation appointment.

The echocardiogram will

  • Examine the size of your heart
  • Assess the pumping strength of the heart
  • Check for heart muscle damage
  • Look at the valves and any heart defects

There are no risks associated with an Echocardiogram.

You will be given detailed information during your ECHO Scan and a report to take to your GP. You do not need to prepare for an ADULT Heart Scan – referred to as ECHO. You do not need a referral from your NHS GP.

An ECHO appointment with Dr Ment, lasts for at least one hour – 30 mins consulting time and 30 mins scanning.

An ECHO appointment with Memoona khalid with last 45min, including the scan and the report.

For Paediatric ECHO Ultrasound with Mr Ashish Chikermane – please click here

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • An echocardiogram or sometimes called an ‘echo’, is an ultrasound scan to look at your heart and nearby blood vessels.

  • If your GP or Cardiologist suspects that there is a problem with your heart, they may request this. This can be carried out in the clinic by our Cardiologist.

  • An echocardiogram can help diagnose, monitor, and decide the best treatment for heart conditions, which may include: • Heart Failure – A progressive heart disease which affects the pumping action of the heart. • Congenital Heart Disease – An abnormality in the heart which is present from birth. • Heart Damage – Damage to the heart muscle from a heart attack or • Cardiomyopathy – Disease of the heart muscle. • Endocarditis – A rare and potentially fatal infection of the inner lining of the heart.

  • • Before the procedure, the doctor will explain what will happen and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. • You will need to remove your upper garments and will be given a hygienic sheet to cover yourself. • Electrodes will be placed on your chest (these are flat sticky patches). These will monitor your heart’s electrical activity during the test. • You will lie on your left side on the examination couch. • An ultrasound probe with a small amount of gel will be used on several areas of your chest to gather images. • You may hear some sounds during the test and asked to change position several times. • You may also need to hold your breath at certain times.

  • You won’t need to have any special preparation for the procedure . You can eat and drink normally, unless advised any differently. If you take any regular medication, please take this unless advised any differently.

  • You shouldn’t feel any discomfort, just some slight pressure from the ultrasound probe and a cold feeling from the ultrasound gel.

  • The echocardiogram takes up to 40 minutes.