Echocardiography is one of the most common tools to assess heart function.

It uses ultrasound imaging to build up a moving picture of your heart.

The cardiac physiologists or doctors will use this technique to assess the size and shape of heart structures, how the various structures move, and the patterns of blood flow through the heart.

You will receive a letter or telephone call informing you what time and where you should attend for your scan.

Further information

British Heart Foundation: Your guide to an Echo (echocardiogram), heart disease test

British Heart Foundation: Your guide to TOE (Transoesophageal Echocardiogram), heart disease test

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