2D Colour Doppler Echocardiography (Echo)
An echocardiogram is a cardiac ultrasound. In cardiac care, an ultrasound helps assess the condition, structure, function and size of the heart chambers by using ultrasound waves. A cardiac ultrasound is a painless procedure, and when combined with cardiac Doppler it detects abnormalities of blood flow within the heart.
There are no pretest dietary restrictions. The patient should continue to take any prescribed medications before and after the test.
Please do not wear body lotion or perfume on the day of your test. It is suggested to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove from the waist up.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your test to register at the reception desk. Bring your health card and your requisition form (if your physician has provided you with one).