An echocardiogram is an image test of the heart. It can show the size, shape, and motion of the heart. The test can also show how blood flows through the heart and blood vessels.
Reasons for Test
An echocardiogram may be used to:
- Look for injury or illness of heart, heart valves, or sac around the heart
- Check how well the heart is working
- Find and define birth defects or abnormal growths
- Follow treatment or disease progress
Description of Test
A gel is put on your chest. A small, hand-held device is pressed and moved against your skin. You will not feel anything except the device on your skin. Images of the heart will appear on a screen in the room. The doctor may move the device around. It will help to get a better view of different areas. You may be asked to change positions, and slowly breathe in or out, or hold your breath.
Contact us today to get scheduled for your echocardiogram, by phone at 973-871-3333 or online via our appointment request form.