Test Preparation

Echocardiography involves an ultrasound of your heart, referred to as an echocardiogram. The walls, valves of the heart and blood flow are examined.

Before the Test: There is no preparation for this procedure.

During the Test: You may be required to remove some of your clothing and put on a gown. The technician will place lubricating gel onto the area being examined. During the test, the technician will use a device called a transducer and make contact with your skin, sweeping back and forth over the area being examined.

After the Test: You will be able to return to your normal activities when the test is complete, unless your physician or technician tells you otherwise.

What to Bring: To avoid delays on the day of your test, ensure that you bring your health card and your requisition.