The private medical cardiological practice
in the Center of Düsseldorf
One important focus of the diagnosis is the ultrasound examination, which is a particularly gentle and accurate diagnostic method. Structures of the body and blood flow are represented by ultrasonic waves into images and give us important information for diagnosis and treatment. The procedure is completely painless.
Echocardiography is an ultrasound examination of the heart. It is the most important test methods for the assessment of cardiac structure and function and belongs in cardiological diagnostics to the standard tests and provides information on:
- the size of the ventricles and atria
- the functioning of the heart and heart valves
- quietly past heart attacks
- the thickness of the heart muscle
- the pressures in the pulmonary artery
- inflammation of the heart muscle/ pericardium
For transthoracic echocardiography, the ultrasound head is externally placed on the front left chest wall while you are on the examination table.
Dr. med. Danny T. Nguyen
phones: 0049 (211) 830 850 50
fax: 0049 (211) 830 850 52
Mo, Tu and Th: 08:00 - 18:00
We and Fr: 08:00 - 12:00
and by appointment
the transesophageal echocardiography (sip-echocardiography, TEE) is a specialized study of the heart and thoracic aorta, which is used when a diagnostic ultrasound does not allow for sufficient sound quality and accuracy from outside.
The immediate proximity of the esophagus to the heart provides the ability to with a special ultrasound probe that is put forward as a gastroscopy in the esophagus to assess all cardiac structures in great accuracy.
This investigation lastet, after appropriate short-term anesthesia, not longer than an investigation from the outside.
The investigation is suitable for answer question for example the atrial septum (patent foramen ovale, atrial septal defect), also for the assessment after heart valve surgery or for preparing and planning valve surgery (valve repair).
Due to its proximity to many parts of the thoracic aorta statements on the wall structure of the thoracic aorta, in particular as a possible cause after stroke, can be taken.