Echocardiogram is the ultrasound scan of the heart that uses sound waves to produce image of your heart. Doctors use this test to assess the structure and function of the heart. Echocardiogram provides more detailed information than a typical x-ray picture.
Doctors use this test to diagnose different hearts diseases such as-
- Valve disease
- Pericardial disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Myocardial disease
It is also performed to evaluate the effectiveness of medical or surgical treatments.