Comprehensive Echocardiography in Grande Prairie

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The Foundation of Health is the Heart

Your heart and cardiovascular system is one of the most important systems in your entire body. Controlled by your heart, this system is responsible for flowing blood around your body, ensuring you’re being provided with nutrients, oxygen, and hormones while also removing waste products like carbon dioxide.

If you believe you may be at-risk of developing a heart condition, echocardiography can pinpoint what issues you may have and where, allowing you and your doctor to respond with treatments that are right for you.

Take control of your heart health. Please, book your echocardiography appointment at Peace Diagnostic Imaging today.

What is Echocardiography?

Echocardiography, also known as an echocardiogram or simply as ECHO, is an ultrasound appointment that focuses on and takes highly-detailed images of your heart.

This process is very similar to our other ultrasound services, meaning they are minimally invasive and use no radiation, making it extremely safe for children who may have a heart abnormality. Echocardiography can measure the size and thickness of heart chambers. It can also analyze the heart valves to determine how they are pumping blood throughout your circulatory system.

Getting Ready for Your Appointment

Echocardiography does not require you to fast or to stop taking any medications before your appointment. Wear comfortable clothes that can easily be removed as you will need to have a bare chest for your appointment.

Please, do not wear any oils or lotions on your skin as they could interfere with the echocardiogram.

When you come in for your appointment, you’ll be asked to remove your top layer. Our technologist will then apply a clear gel on your chest to help ensure the ultrasound provides the clearest images possible.

Laying on the examination table, your sonographer may have you adjust to different positions as they use the ultrasound device to scan your entire chest area, your sides, back, and neck.

Examinations may take up to 45 minutes. Afterward, you’ll be able to change back into your regular clothes. Our team will then forward our findings to your doctor or cardiologist within 1 business day. We may forward the information on the same day if your needs are urgent.

Conditions Echocardiography Can Detect

By analyzing how your heart looks and operates, your doctor can use the images to diagnose various heart conditions, including:

  • Cardiomyopathy. An enlargement of the heart due to thick or weak heart muscle
  • Congenital heart disease.
  • Heart failure. A condition in which the heart muscle has become weakened or stiff
  • Aneurysm. A widening and weakening of a part of the heart muscle or the aorta
  • Heart valve disease. Malfunction of one or more of the heart valves that may cause an abnormality of the blood flow within the heart.
  • Cardiac tumor.
  • Pericarditis. An inflammation or infection of the sac that surrounds the heart.
  • Pericardial effusion or tamponade. The sac around the heart can become filled with fluid, blood, or infection.
  • Atrial or septal wall defects. Irregular channels between the right and left sides of the heart may be present at birth, or may occur form trauma, or after a heart attack.

Our Locations

Grande Prairie

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Our Address

9815 97 Street #108
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM5 PM
Friday
7:30 AM5 PM
Weekends
Closed

La Crete

Ultrasound Only

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Our Address

Unit 1A 10402 – 100 st
La Crete, AB T0H 2H0

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM4 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM4 PM
Friday
7:30 AM4 PM
Weekends
Closed

Peace River

Ultrasound Only

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Sunrise Medical Centre 6789 103 Ave.
Peace River, AB T8S 0B6

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8 AM4:30 PM
Weekends
Closed

High Prairie

Ultrasound Only

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5101 38 street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Friday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Weekends
Closed

All Services

Contact Us

Our Address

9815 97 Street #108
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM5 PM
Friday
7:30 AM5 PM
Weekends
Closed

Ultrasound Only

Contact Us

Our Address

Unit 1A 10402 – 100 st
La Crete, AB T0H 2H0

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM4 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM4 PM
Friday
7:30 AM4 PM
Weekends
Closed

Ultrasound Only

Contact Us

Our Address

Sunrise Medical Centre 6789 103 Ave.
Peace River, AB T8S 0B6

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8 AM4:30 PM
Weekends
Closed

Ultrasound Only

Contact Us

Our Address

5101 38 street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Friday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Weekends
Closed

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