Heart Ultrasound for Birth Defects

This test uses ultrasound (sound waves) to create images of the heart.

This test uses ultrasound (sound waves) to create images of the heart.

A heart ultrasound or echocardiogram is the use of ultrasound (sound waves) to create images of the heart. This test can help your healthcare provider evaluate birth defects involving the heart.

An echocardiogram may be done in a doctor's office or hospital.

  • No special preparation or aftercare is required.
  • To get the images of your heart, a technician will move a small wand on your chest.
  • The test usually takes 30 to 90 minutes.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Ultrasound of Heart for Birth Defects
Heart Ultrasound for Birth Defects
Heart Ultrasound
Heart Problem
Heart Disease
Heart Defects
Blood Flow
Birth Defect

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