An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. This test provides information on the structure of the heart.  It is a very safe and painless procedure with no special preparation needed. This test will take approximately 40 minutes.

Detailed measurements of chamber size, wall thickness, valve morphology, major vessels coming in and out of the heart, assessment of pumping function, cardiac tumors of the pericardium.  Evaluation of congenital anomalies combined with spectral color Doppler flow allows evaluation of leaky valves and prosthetic valves.