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Echocardiogram is an ultrasound test that can evaluate the structures of the heart, as well as the direction of blood flow within it. Specially trained technician produces the images and videos using a special transducer that is placed in various places on the chest wall, to view the heart from different directions.
Cardiologists, or heart specialists, are trained to evaluate these images to assess heart function and provide a report of the results.
The echocardiogram is just one of the many tests that can be done to evaluate heart anatomy and function.
The test is used to:
Assess the overall function of your heart
Determine the presence of many types of heart disease, such as valve disease, myocardial disease, pericardial disease, infective endocarditis, cardiac masses, and congenital heart disease
Follow the progress of valve disease over time
Evaluate the effectiveness of your medical or surgical treatments
We will provide a Cardiologist report within 24 - 48 hours.
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