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.
●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