What is an Echo/Doppler?

An Echo/Doppler is an ultrasound assessment of the heart.  It is often called an Echocardiogram.

How does it work?

This test requires an ultrasound probe to be placed on your chest. A series of dynamic images of your heart are recorded. From those images, a detailed assessment of your heart valves, heart muscle and blood flow is performed. The information recorded and is then reviewed by a Cardiologist.

How do I prepare for the test?

No special preparation is required for an Echo/Doppler. Although it’s recommended that you wear clothing that can be easily removed from the waist up.

How long does the test take?

An Echo/Doppler will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour.