Intravascular ultrasound, or IVUS, assists in diagnosing coronary artery disease. It creates a motion picture of the inside of your coronary arteries using high-frequency sound saves. This is performed in the cardiac cath lab, where a device called a transducer is attached to a catheter and introduced to your heart through an artery. The transducer […]


An echocardiogram, also known as “echo” for short, is a cardiac ultrasound that aids in assessing your heart’s condition. Using a device called a transducer, an echo transmits high-frequency sound waves throughout the body. As these sound waves bounce, or echo, off the structures in your body, they paint a picture that is displayed on […]