An echocardiogram (ECHO) is a form of ultrasound examination used to examine the heart and blood vessels nearby. This test is used to check and monitor the heart's and valves' function. A cardiologist can also use it to assess blood flow in blood arteries and monitor the heart's pumping chambers.
An echo uses high-frequency sound waves that bounce off different areas of the heart, similar to how an ultrasound does. As a result, high-quality images are produced and shown on a screen. This is a non-invasive and painless diagnostic method for the heart. The test is being performed for extra clarity and is dependent on the cardiac status.
What is 2D echo?
Regular 2D echo tests are recommended by doctors to diagnose and treat any heart problems early on, keeping you healthy and active as you age. 2D echocardiogram, also known as a 2D echo, is a non-invasive procedure that analyses and assesses the workings of your heart. With the use of sound vibrations, this test creates images of the various sections of the heart. It aids in the detection of damage, obstructions, and the pace of blood flow. The purpose of a 2D echo is to detect the following heart conditions: