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An echocardiogram (echo) is a type of ultrasound examination that
uses high-pitched sound waves sent through a device called a transducer to
produce an image of the heart and sometimes the aorta.
An echocardiogram measures how well the heart is working by
evaluating blood flow, heart valves, and heart size, thickness, shape, and
The different types of echocardiograms are:
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
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