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What Is an Echocardiogram?

EchocardiogramAn echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound technology, or sound waves, to detect issues with the heart and valves. While it can be done with the use of an esophageal probe in some cases, more commonly the test involves using the probe on the chest wall. The test can give your cardiologist insight into potential abnormalities with valves or the heart structure. It can also help to assess fluid build-up outside of the heart and the heart’s pumping strength.

This is not an invasive test and there are no risks associated with an echocardiogram. Mild pressure may be felt over the chest while using the probe but nothing that will continue once the test is done. The process takes approximately half an hour.

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