Your child’s heart evaluation consists of discussing the history of the possible problem and a thorough cardiac physical exam including blood pressure measurement, regardless of age, in both the arms and the legs. An EKG is usually done prior to seeing the doctor.
Following the history and exam, an Echocardiogram or ultrasound exam of the heart may be recommended. We do this test in our office, performed personally by the physician and results are immediate.
Other tests may be indicated following the exam, EKG and Echo. The doctor will discuss these less routine tests with you, should they be indicated.