BACKGROUND

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. The test provides images of the heart so that we can assess the overall size and function of the heart and the heart valves. In order to perform the test, patients will have to remove the upper layer of their clothing. This is so that the sonographer or Cardiologist can place the imaging probe at different sites on your chest to image the heart. The test takes around 40 minutes to complete.

For your comfort a disposable gown will be provided for you to wear during the test.