We perform Transthoracic Echocardiograms (TTE) and Carotid Ultrasounds in our Echocardiology Labs. Both of these tests use high-frequency sound waves to create moving pictures of your heart and/or carotid arteries.
A Transthoracic Echo can look for abnormal heart sounds such as murmurs, an enlarged heart, heart valve problems, check the size, shape and function of the heart chambers as well as other abnormalities.
A Carotid Ultrasound checks for plaque buildup in your carotid arteries, (the two main arteries in your neck).
Transthoracic Echo and Carotid Ultrasound tests are painless. In addition, you are not exposed to radiation (x-rays) during the testing.
We are proud to say that PPCP’s Echocardiology Lab is accredited by IAC for Transthoracic Echos and is accredited by ACR for Carotid Ultrasounds.