Heart ultrasound (Echocardiogram)

Heart ultrasound (Echocardiogram)

In connection with regular checks at child health clinics and inflammations, heart murmurs are often detected in children, but the majority of its causes are harmless; so-called flow sounds or physiological murmurs. However, because some congenital, structural heart defects are not discovered until a child grows older, any murmur should always be taken seriously. The children’s cardiologist or paediatrician decides whether an echocardiogram is needed.

The echocardiogram is a painless examination, and it takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the patient and findings. The examination is performed in a darkened room, which has to be mentioned to the child in advance.

Enquiries and appointments: Pikkujätti tel. +358 10 380 8000.

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