How do doctors do an echocardiogram?

Echo. Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is indicated in many conditions including ischemia. The test is not uncomfortable and is painless.

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How do doctors do a echocardiogram?

Ultrasound of heart. Generally a technologist performs the echo which is an ultrasound of the heart.They follow a methodical procedure to take images of the heart via ultrasound from the chest.The tech also takes measurements.All of these views are put together to create a file of images and the tech puts the measurements together in a report. The doctor review the images, the report and then reports on findings. Read more...
Echo. There are two ways to do echocardiogram , one is applying probe to the chest and another placing the probe into esophagus (tee), which is done under anesthesia. Ultrasound waves reflecting from the heart produce image of cardiac cavities and walls. Read more...