A transthoracic echocardiogram provides a 3D image of the heart. We look at what to expect and the possible risks involved.
You will be asked to move on to your left side. Cold jelly is placed on the chest to make a good contact between the ultrasound probe and the chest wall. It allows the doctor to examine the heart from different angles. All pictures are taken from the front of the chest.
Finally, because of the way ultrasound behaves, the test is prone to artefacts - i.e doctors see apparent abnormalities that are not really there..
Specialists Offering Transthoracic Echocardiography
Ways to pay
Pay for yourself
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
Pay with health insurance
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code
Spread the cost
Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)