Your doctor may recommend echocardiography (echo) if you have signs and symptoms of heart problems. For example, shortness of breath and swelling in the legs can be due to weakness of the heart (heart failure), which can be seen on an echocardiogram.
Your doctor also may use echo to learn about:
Your doctor also may use echo to see how well your heart responds to certain heart treatments, such as those used for heart failure.
Echocardiography is a procedure in which saline or a special dye into one of your veins to make your heart show up more clearly on the test images.read more
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that gives your doctor information about the size and shape of your heart and how well it is working.read more