A cardiac ultrasound is better known as an Echocardiogram (ECHO). This procedure is non-invasive and allows a veterinarian to see the inside of the heart, evaluate the size, tissue character, and muscle function.

There are several reasons or indictations for an Echocardiogram examination:

  • Congenital or Acquired Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur and/or irregular heart rate
  • Disease shown on X-Ray
  • Evaluate Heart Size and Function
  • Diagnose Disease of the Heart Valves
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Evaluate Fluid around the Heart
  • Identify Birth Defects
  • Diseases of the Chest Cavity and Cranial Mediastinum