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An echocardiogram is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. During an echo, high-frequency sound waves--or ultrasound--from a handheld wand placed on the chest provide images of the heart's chambers and valves. An echo can show a range of heart-related illness and allows technicians to evaluate the pumping action of the heart.

Echos can:
Assess overall heart function
Evaluate blood flow • Diagnose or determine presence of heart disease, defects or valve disorders
Detect weakened heart muscles, blood clots, tumors and other concerns
Follow the progression of heart or valve disorders
Evaluate the effectiveness of surgical or medical treatments
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