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An echocardiogram checks how your heart’s chambers and valves are pumping blood through your heart. An echocardiogram uses electrodes to check your heart rhythm and ultrasound technology to see how blood moves through your heart. An echocardiogram can help your doctor diagnose heart conditions.
At Magnus diagnostic centre Echo is done by our experienced Cardiology doctors using high end ultrasonic equipment of international standards.
How long does an echocardiogram usually take?
Once the probe is in place, it will take pictures of your heart. You won’t feel it. The test takes about 10 to 30 minutes
What is the procedure for an echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the heart’s function and structures. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard.
Difference between ECHO & ECG?
Although they both monitor the heart, EKGs and echocardiograms are two different tests. An EKG looks for abnormalities in the heart’s electrical impulses using electrodes. An echocardiogram looks for irregularities in the heart’s structure using an ultrasound
Which test is better ECG or echo?
Echocardiograms also provide highly accurate information on heart valve function. They can be used to identify leaky or tight heart valves. While the EKG can provide clues to many of these diagnoses, the echocardiogram is considered much more accurate for heart structure and function.