Volunteers for Complimentary Ultrasound

Volunteers for Complimentary Ultrasound

The Arizona Heart Foundation School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound is educating tomorrow’s sonographers. Ultrasound imaging is one of the most effective ─ and least expensive ─ methods of detecting heart disease.  We need volunteers who would like to come in and receive a complimentary ultrasound screening administrated by our students, who are monitored by our instructors, and physicians.  This will help give our students real life practice in checking for heart disease.

What is an Echocardiogram?

Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to create a picture of the heart, called an echocardiogram (echo).

It is a noninvasive medical procedure that produces no radiation and does not typically cause side effects.

During an echocardiogram, our lab technician will see:

  • the size and thickness of the chambers
  • how the valves of the heart are functioning
  • the direction of blood flow through the heart
  • any blood clots in the heart
  • areas of damaged or weak cardiac muscle tissue
  • problems affecting the pericardium, which is the fluid filled sac around the heart

Why Do I Need an Echocardiogram?

Your doctor may order an echocardiogram to:

  • Look for heart disease
  • Monitor heart valve disease over time
  • See how well medical or surgical treatments are working

For your safety and ours, please note:

A greeter will take your temperature and ask if you have symptoms or have been near someone with COVID-19.

All patients, visitors, and staff members are required to wear a mask or face covering in the clinic at all times. If you have a face mask or covering, please plan to wear it when coming to the clinic.

After every patient visit, exam rooms are cleaned and disinfected by staff. All surfaces (including door handles, chairs, and counters) are sprayed with a disinfectant that kills coronavirus.

Together, you can help us provide hope in the fight against heart disease.  Please contact us for more details