Echocardiogram, often referred to as a cardiac echo or simply an echo, is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart.

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Specific Echocardiograms:

Adenosine/Sestamibi Stress Echocardiogram
Dobutamine Echocardiogram
Doppler Echocardiogram
Intravascular Ultrasound
Stress Echocardiogram
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)

Getting an Echocardiogram:

Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.

Before the Echocardiogram
During the Echocardiogram
After the Echocardiogram

Quick History of Echocardiograms:

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