An echocardiogram records sound waves and their echos to produce images of your heart. The test is essentially an ultrasound that allows your cardiologist to evaluate the structure and pumping function of your heart. Your cardiologist can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify various abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves. The test takes about 45 minutes. No special preparation is required.
The echo lab at Academic Cardiology is accredited through ICAEL.