Echocardiogram

What is a Doppler-ECHO?

A Doppler-echo test is another type of ultrasound test that looks at blood flow through the heart.

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What types of things does a cardiac ECHO show?

A cardiac echo gives your doctor a high-quality image of how your heart is working, including blood flow, valve function, and heart muscle activity. It can be very useful in helping to diagnose coronary artery disease or heart valve disease.

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Why would I need a cardiac ECHO?

Your doctor would order a cardiac echo if you have certain symptoms, including chest pain, shortness of breath, and persistent coughing. The echo will help him or her determine the cause of your symptoms and guide in finding the best treatment.

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