Complete ultrasound study of the cardiovascular system

After the electrocardiogram which shows the electrical activity of the heart, the color ultrasound (triplex) test is a necessary adjunct to any cardiac evaluation. 

They are valued among others:

  • The adequacy of the valves and any strictures.
  • Thickening of the walls (hypertrophy).
  • Dilation of heart chambers.
  • Local hypokinesias (after a heart attack).
  • Pressure in the pulmonary circulation.
  • Heart pump efficiency (ejection fraction)

Similarly, the triplex of arteries and veins checks the patency of the vessels and can early determine:

  • Arterial embolism and thrombosis.
  • Venous thrombosis.

Conditions that can be prevented with the lower extremity artery-vein triplex test are:

  • Gangrene.
  • Lower extremity amputation.
  • Deep vein thrombosis.
  • Pulmonary embolism.
Homed-Heart And Vascular Triplex