An echocardiogram (echo) is a safe and very effective way to look inside of your body to see your heart. It lets us see all four of the heart’s chambers and the major blood vessels in the body so to ensure that everything is working properly.
Our echocardiography laboratory was one of the first one thousand in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to receive ICAEL accreditation. Recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.
- Just like the EKG, an echo is an easy and completely pain free procedure to have done.
- Warm gel is used to help take better pictures but it easily washes off once the test is done.
- The whole test takes only 10-15 minutes from start to finish and you need to stay as still as you can for most of it so ensure that the results are accurate.
- If you are good, you might get a picture to take home with you!
Sometimes it is necessary to evaluate a baby’s heart before it is born.