An echocardiography, echocardiogram, cardiac echo or simply an echo, is an ultrasound of the heart to Check for problems with the valves or chambers of your heartCheck if heart problems are the cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain. Detect congenital heart defects before birth .

DO’s and Dont’s

  • Don’t eat or drink anything but water for 4 hours before the test.
  • Don’t drink or eat anything with caffeine (such as cola, chocolate, coffee, tea, or medications) for 24 hours before.
  • Don’t smoke the day of the test. Caffeine and nicotine might affect the results.