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Echo (Echocardiogram)

Man lying on table. Technician looking at computer screen and holding an ultrasound   wand on the man’s chest over his heart area.
Assessing heart structure and function

An echocardiogram uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create a picture of the heart. A machine records important information about the heart’s shape, movement, chambers and valves.

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