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The Echocardiography Program, part of the interdisciplinary Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s, features the Midwest’s largest pediatric echocardiography staff and is a national leader in supplying echocardiography physicians for academic positions across the country.
We perform more than 12,000 studies each year in the Echocardiography Lab and are staffed by 11 attending cardiologists and 10 sonographers.
Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging utilizing all available modalities, including transthoracic, transesophageal, fetal, dobutamine and exercise stress studies, and vascular ultrasound.
Echocardiograms help to determine the structure of the components of the heart. An echocardiogram measures the size and thickness of the heart chambers, how the heart is handling the pumping of the blood through the chambers and the blood flow through the heart valves.
The Heart Institute is a national pioneer in echocardiography and is the first pediatric Echo Lab to have a dedicated research echo lab providing both cardiac and vascular imaging for research.
Moreover, we have innovated a number of firsts in pediatric heart imaging that are now the standard of care, including:
In addition, the Heart Institute is unique nationally for its extensive echo quality assurance program – introduced nearly two decades ago to measure the accuracy of echocardiograms following catheterization and surgery – as well as for its dedicated nurses who care for infants and toddlers needing sedation so they remain still during examinations. Most recently, the Heart Institute launched one of the first transtelephonic echo interpretation programs in the country, enabling doctors at Cincinnati Children’s to provide real-time diagnosis of children at remote hospitals by reading echocardiograms over the internet.
For more information about the Echocardiography Program or to schedule an appointment, call 513-636-4432.
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