Electrocardiogram is a display of a person’s heart using sound waves (ultrasound) to create a picture of your heart. The recorded waves show the shape, texture and movement of your heart valves, as well as the size of your heart chambers and how well they are functioning.

Why is an ECHO test required?

  • If you are being assessed for a variety of cardiac conditions (heart murmurs, damage to heart muscle, infections, etc...)
  • If you are experiencing abnormal heart sounds, shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, or have a history of stroke.

Length of appointment:

Approximately 30 minutes.

Preparing for Test:

No special preparation is required for a standard ECHO test.