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1. What is echocardiography?
Echocardiography is a medical test that uses sound waves to create images and provides information regarding the diseases of the heart. Echocardiography does not expose a patient to radiation.
2. Why do I need an echocardiography?
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3. Does a doctor perform echocardiography?
A trained sonographer is a person who performs an echocardiography test. A heart doctor also called a cardiologist interprets the results.
4. What conditions can be diagnosed using echocardiography?
Conditions that can be diagnosed are
Problems related to the chambers or valves of the heart
Congenital heart disease, i.e. heart defects since birth
Heart conditions due to chest pain or shortness of breath
5. How do I prepare for echocardiography?
There is no special preparation needed for echocardiography. There are no restrictions on food and medications before the test. However, in a few cases, the doctor may suggest to avoid eating a few hours before the test and avoid driving afterwards due to the medications provided.