An echocardiogram, or echo test, is an ultrasound of your heart. During an echo, we use high-frequency sound waves to create computerized pictures of your heart and its attached blood vessels.
These images help your doctor see your heart’s chambers, valves and wall structures and check for holes or other abnormalities. If you have extra fluid building up around your heart, your doctor can also see that during an echo test.
The procedure takes about an hour and requires no special preparation on your part.
We offer echocardiography testing at more than 25 Aurora Health Care locations.
Our experienced echo technicians offer you: