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An echocardiogram, or heart ultrasound, is a form of diagnostic imaging that creates moving pictures of the heart’s structure and size, and shows how well it pumps blood.
At Riverview Health, doctors use echocardiograms to evaluate symptoms and diagnose conditions like heart failure, heart valve disease, blood clots and heart defects.
Your doctor may recommend an echocardiogram to:
An echocardiogram will be performed at Riverview Health or one of its outpatient facilities. The procedure takes about an hour. You’ll need to lie down on a table while a technician rolls an ultrasound wand over the surface of your chest. The wand (transducer) sends and receives sound waves to produce an image of your heart to a monitor.
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of heart conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN