Echocardiograms differ slightly, depending on which type a doctor orders.
An echocardiogram, also called an echo, is a type of ultrasound test that evaluates the heart, the heart's valve function, and the blood flow in both. But there are many different versions or types of echocardiograms that doctors order for many different reasons.
Depending on what information a doctor needs, they may request one of the following kinds of echocardiograms:
Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.
Above: ECG ultrasound of the heart.
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Adenosine/Sestamibi Stress Echocardiogram • Dobutamine Echocardiogram • Doppler Echocardiogram • Intravascular Ultrasound • Stress Echocardiogram • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
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