An echocardiogram is an outline of the heart's movement. During the test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a probe placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart's
valves and chambers. This test will help the doctor to evaluate how well your heart is moving, how well the valves are working, and demonstrates the size of the heart and its pumping
There is no prep for an echocardiogram. You can wear any type of clothing; we will have you change into a hospital gown prior to the exam. At the beginning of the exam the sonographer
will place three electrodes on your chest. The electrodes are attached to an electrocardiograph (EKG) monitor that charts your heart's electrical activity during the test. This test
will take 45 to 90 minutes depending on the patients' condition.
After your exam, our Cardiologist will review the images and create a report. The report will be sent to the ordering Physician who will discuss the results of the echocardiogram with you.