ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY – to create moving pictures of your heart. The pictures show the size and shape of your heart. They also show how well your heart’s chambers and valves are working.
Echo also can pinpoint areas of heart muscle that aren’t contracting well because of poor blood flow or injury from a previous heart attack. A type of echo called Doppler ultrasound shows how well blood flows through your heart’s chambers and valves.
Echo can detect possible blood clots inside the heart, fluid buildup in the pericardium (the sac around
FETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY– helps in diagnosis of cardiac birth defects, and is similar to the ultrasound procedure during pregnancy. Also known as fetal heart ultrasound or fetal echo, it is used to view your unborn baby’s heart, assess fetal heart circulation, flow of blood in the …
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that checks how your heart is functioning by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. It is used to detect heart problems, including a recent or ongoing heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), coronary artery blockage, areas of damaged heart muscle (from a prior heart attack), enlargement of the heart, and inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericarditis).