What is ECHO??
An ECHO test is a diagnostics tool used by doctors to assess the function of a patient’s heart. The test uses ultrasound waves to create images of the heart, which we can then use to evaluate the structure and function of the organ.
The ECHO test is a non-invasive procedure that is generally well tolerated by patients. The test is usually performed on an outpatient basis and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
The ECHO test is an important tool in diagnosing and treating heart disease. It can provide valuable information about the size and function of the heart, as well as help to identify any areas of damage or abnormalities.
An echo test, also called an echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound is a sonogram of the heart. The test uses sound waves to create a moving picture of your heart. An echo test can be used to diagnose many heart conditions, including:
✅ Heart murmurs
✅ Valve problems
✅ Enlarged heart
✅ Irregular heartbeats
They are often used to help diagnose and manage heart conditions.