An echocardiogram is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound to take images of the heart working from a variety of angles on the chest wall and upper abdomen. When undergoing an echocardiogram, you will usually be advised to lie on a bed while one of our experienced sonographers captures images of your heart whilst recording your ECG at the same time. The echocardiogram provides your cardiologist with critical information on the function of your heart and all four heart valves.
WHAT TO BRING
- Original request form for the test (if provided by your referring doctor)
- Any concession cards, including valid Medicare and any private health care cards
- List of current medications
WHAT TO WEAR
Ensure you wear loose and comfy clothing, as our technicians will need to access the chest wall.
The appointment lasts for 45 minutes and the whole test will be completed within this time.
The final results of your blood pressure monitor will be sent to your referring doctor within 24 hours of the test being performed.