Adult Medicine & Diagnostic Center offers diagnostic services for men and women in Ascension Parish, Prairieville, Gonzales, East Baton Rouge, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana. Our echocardiogram diagnostic services are non-invasive, and you receive the results the same day. An echocardiogram is used to evaluate heart muscle function. We have Spanish-speaking staff available.
What is an Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound procedure that allows Dr. Vazquez-Borrero to see the structure of your heart. The sound waves from the machine create a three-dimensional image on a screen in real-time. The test helps Dr. Vazquez-Borrero understand how well blood flows through your heart and how well the muscle is pumping.
How Much Does an Echocardiogram Cost?
We accept most PPO and HMO insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Echocardiogram diagnostic services at Adult Medicine & Diagnostic Center may be covered by your plan, and you may have some out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible, or co-insurance. Our patient coordinator explains your insurance coverage at the time of your appointment.
What Conditions Are Diagnosed with an Echocardiogram?
The echocardiogram helps Dr. Vazquez-Borrero determine if there are any abnormalities with the chambers of your heart. The test is also used to look for signs of congenital heart defects. Echocardiograms are useful when you have symptoms such as being short of breath or having chest pain.
What Happens During the Echocardiogram Procedure?
The echocardiogram begins by applying a special gel to your skin that helps Dr. Vazquez-Borrero move the hand piece across your skin and also helps the sound waves reach your heart. You may lay on your back or side for the test. As Dr. Vazquez-Borrero moves the hand piece across your skin, a real-time three-dimensional image is produced on a small screen. The image provides adequate detail for Dr. Vazquez-Borrero to detect any abnormalities in your heart.
How Are the Echocardiogram Results Used?
Dr. Vazquez-Borrero describes what he is finding as he performs the echocardiogram. Once the test is complete, he reviews the echocardiogram results and develops a diagnosis for your symptoms. He them outlines a treatment plan. Dr. Vazquez-Borrero may recommend periodic echocardiograms to monitor your heart for any changes.
Since 1998, Dr. Carlos R. Vazquez-Borrero of Adult Medicine & Diagnostic Center has provided a welcoming medical home for men and women from Ascension Parish, Prairieville, Gonzales, East Baton Rouge, and the nearby communities in Louisiana. To learn more about our echocardiogram diagnostic services, contact us to schedule an appointment. We have Spanish-speaking staff available.