Also called an Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound that uses sound waves to produce a 2 dimensional image to make pictures of your heart and help your doctor identify important information about your heart.
Echocardiogram will tell your doctor:
- The size and shape of your heart
- The thickness and motions of your heart walls
- The hearts pumping strength
- The heart valves health status, including regurgitation (backflow of blood) or stenosis (valve narrowing)
- Abnormal tumor or growths
- Blood clots or abnormal fluid
- Abnormal holes in the heart chambers
- Dilation or problems with the large blood vessels inside of the heart.
How to Prepare for a Heart Ultrasound:
- Test can take up to 45 minutes to complete.
- No preparation or restrictions are needed.
- may eat and drink as you normally do.
- There are no risks, this test cannot harm you, and there are no side effects.
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