Ruth Kam Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
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Echocardiogram or Echocardiography

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound examination of the heart. It is a non- invasive test, excellent for assessing the size of heart chambers, valves, “hole-in-the-heart”, presence of clots or tumours, contracting and relaxing of the heart muscle and the efficiency of the heart pump. It cannot, however, visualize blockages in the arteries.
A measurement called the ejection fraction (EF) is measured from the echocardiogram. The prognosis of any heart condition is strongly influenced by this measurement. If the EF is low, the chance of sudden cardiac death is higher. An EF of less than 35% is used as a criteria for implanting an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).
An echocardiogram is used to investigate heart murmurs. A heart murmur may be “innocent” or due to pathology such as a narrowed or leaky valve, or a hole in the heart. An echocardiogram is able to distinguish between all these causes.
ECHOCARDIOGRAM OF A NORMAL HEART
ECHOCARDIOGRAM OF A NORMAL HEART Image
COLOUR FLOW ECHO OF NORMAL HEART
COLOUR FLOW ECHO OF NORMAL HEART

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Monday to Friday : 08:30 - 17:30 hours
Saturday : 08:30 - 12:30 hours
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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Contact Info

Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
290 Orchard Road, #14-10 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6333 6866 | Fax: 6333 6266
Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic @ Farrer
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #07-11 Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore 217562
Tel: 6443 0468 | Fax: 6443 0467