I will be having an echocardiogram next month, and I am nervous about it. Can anyone here tell me if the pressure the transducer puts on your chest is uncomfortable or painful?
I have been having issues with an irregular heartbeat, and I’m scared that anything pushing on my chest might cause more problems than it would reveal. Also, when I get anxious, my heart beats more wildly, and I don’t want to go in there with a nervous state of mind, if I can avoid it.
Is the whooshing sound loud or alarming? I am just envisioning myself having a panic attack during the procedure. Any information you can give me would be helpful.