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Ultrasounds Specialist

Cary Cardiology, P.A.

Multi-Specialty Cardiovascular Group located in Cary, Dunn, Benson, & Fuquay-Varina, NC

To get a better understanding of your heart’s overall health, the providers at Cary Cardiology, P.A., offer on-site cardiac ultrasound services. The offices in Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Dunn, and Benson, North Carolina, are fully equipped with the latest ultrasound technologies, including echocardiograms, carotid ultrasounds, and abdominal aorta ultrasounds. On-site ultrasounds ensure you receive rapid diagnostic results, so you can start treatment right away for heart-related conditions. Call the Cary Cardiology, P.A., nearest you to learn more about ultrasounds or book an appointment online today.

Ultrasounds Q & A

What are ultrasounds?

Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency soundwaves to create pictures of the inner structures of your body.

This type of diagnostic test is non-invasive and has minimal risk for side effects. If you need a cardiac ultrasound, you won’t need to schedule any downtime and can resume your usual activities right after your appointment.

Why would I need ultrasounds?

The providers at Cary Cardiology, P.A., offer several on-site ultrasound technologies to evaluate the structures of your heart and identify the underlying cause of unexplained heart-related symptoms, like:

  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, cardiac ultrasound is a part of the monitoring process for existing heart conditions. The providers may request a cardiac ultrasound to evaluate how well your treatment is working and track changes in your heart’s structure and function over time.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Cary Cardiology, P.A., if you have any symptoms, to reduce your risk for complications like heart attack and stroke.

What types of cardiac ultrasounds are available?

The offices of Cary Cardiology, P.A. are fully equipped with advanced cardiac ultrasound technologies, including:

Carotid ultrasound

A carotid ultrasound focuses on evaluating the health and function of your carotid artery, the major artery that carries blood to your head and brain.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a common type of cardiac ultrasound that focuses on the structures of your heart. This test can show how your heart beats and how well it pumps blood. An echocardiogram can also identify structural defects that interfere with your heart’s function.

Abdominal aorta ultrasound

An abdominal aorta ultrasound creates images of the largest artery in your body (aorta). The purpose of this type of ultrasound is to identify an abdominal aorta aneurysm or blood clot in the artery, which can be fatal if left untreated.

Stress echocardiogram

A stress echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that shows how well your heart muscle works to pump blood to the rest of your body. You might need a stress echocardiogram to identify narrowing in your coronary arteries that can reduce blood flow from your heart.

To find out if you’re a candidate for a cardiac ultrasound, schedule a consultation online or call the Cary Cardiology, P.A., office nearest you today.