An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic representation of the heart’s movement. During an echo test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand  is placed on the chest which provides pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart.

Echo is usually done with Doppler ultrasound and color Doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart’s valves.

Diagnosis from an Echocardiogram
  • To check the overall functioning of the heart
  • To detect heart diseases of any kind such as valve disease, myocardial disease etc
  • To check and follow the progress of valve disease
  • To determine the effectiveness of medical or surgical treatments.

Patient Instructions of ECG at Santosh Diagnostic Centre

  • No need for prior precautions for an Echo Test