Contrast echocardiogram

Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay, Yorkshire, offers a comprehensive range of heart tests and investigations - including contrast echocardiogram -  to patients from Leeds, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas in Yorkshire.

For further information, contact Spire Leeds on 0113 218 5967/77, email or visit our cardiology centre web pages.

A contrast echocardiogram ( or intravenous contrast-enhanced ultrasound) is a type of cardiac ultrasound scan or cardiac echo. It is a specialised ultrasound scan of the heart where you first receive an injection of a special dye to help reveal more information during the scan. Echocardiograms are used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases and are one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease.

What's involved in having a contrast echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram uses standard ultrasound techniques to produce a two-dimensional image of the heart. Before your contrast echocardiogram you will receive an injection of a special dye. The dye is injected to help provide improved images of the heart. The echocardiogram then proceeds as normal.

You will be required to sit or lie down as your consultant moves the ultrasound wand over your chest.

A contrast echocardiogram can provide a range of information including the size, function and pressures of the heart, as well as information for assessing disease of the heart valves.

Further information

For further information, contact Spire Leeds on 0113 218 5967/77, email or visit our cardiology centre web pages.

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Spire Leeds' cardiology centre
Heart centre at Spire Leeds Hospital, Roundhay, West Yorkshire

Spire Leeds Hospital’s Cardiology Centre is one of the largest private heart centres in the region.
Read more about the cardiology centre at Spire Leeds.

Consultant cardiologists at Spire Leeds Hospital

Dr Mark Appleby 
Dr Wazir Baig  
Dr Daniel Blackman 
Dr Jeremy Butts
Dr Lee Graham 
Dr Chris Pepper 
Dr Jonathan Sahu
Dr Robert Sapsford 
Dr Dominik Schlosshan 
Dr Paul Sheridan 
Dr Gordon Williams 

Cardiology Centre at Spire Leeds Hospital, Roundhay, West Yorkshire 

For further information or to book an appointment call us on 0113 218 5967/77 or email

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