Echocardiography, commonly known as Echo, is a specialized imaging technique that plays a pivotal role in evaluating the structure and function of the heart. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our expert cardiologists and skilled technicians utilize advanced echocardiographic technology to provide comprehensive assessments for heart health.
What is Echo?
Echo, or echocardiography, is a non-invasive imaging test that uses sound waves to create detailed pictures of the heart's structure, chambers, valves, and blood vessels. This diagnostic tool provides valuable information about cardiac function, blood flow, and any abnormalities within the heart. Echo is instrumental in diagnosing and monitoring a range of cardiovascular conditions, including heart valve disorders, congenital heart defects, and heart muscle diseases.
How is Echo Conducted?
During an echocardiogram, the patient lies on an examination table while a technician places small electrode on the chest to monitor the heart's rhythm. A gel is applied to the chest, and a transducer, emitting sound waves, is moved over the chest area. The transducer picks up the echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the heart structures, and a computer converts these echoes into detailed images displayed on a monitor. The entire procedure is painless, radiation-free, and typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our cardiology team ensures a comfortable and thorough echocardiography experience, using Echo to provide precise insights into your heart's health.