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An echocardiogram creates a detailed live picture of the heart that is used to assess heart pumping, evaluate functioning of the heart chambers and valves, and screen for heart murmurs. It is commonly used to evaluate hear functioning in people that have previously had heart attacks, as well as check for heart disease.
An echocardiogram, also known as a transthoracic echocardiogram, surface echo, or Doppler heart ultrasound, is an ultrasound of the heart. Sound waves provide a real-time image of the beating heart.
 
 
An echocardiogram creates a detailed live picture of the heart that is used to assess heart pumping, evaluate functioning of the heart chambers and valves, and screen for heart murmurs. It is commonly used to evaluate hear functioning in people that have previously had heart attacks, as well as check for heart disease.