What is an Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram, or echo, is an ultrasound of the heart. This test aids in diagnosing many kinds of heart problems.

Why would your Physician order an Echocardiogram:

To evaluate a heart murmur
Diagnose heart valve conditions
Look for blood clots within the heart
Find changes in the heart's structure
Evaluate for fluid around the heart
Evaluate the heart after a heart attack
Evaluate the function of the heart in people with chronic heart disease
Identify growths in the heart
Evaluate and monitor congenital defects
Evaluate blood flow through the heart
Evaluate heart function
Chest pain