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Echocardiogram - Symptoms

Echocardiogram - How to prevent?

Echocardiogram - Causes and Risk Factors

Echocardiogram - Diagnosis

Echocardiogram - Treatments

Echocardiogram - Preparing for surgery

Echocardiogram - Post-surgery care

Echocardiogram - Other Information

Is the test safe?

There is no known harmful or proven adverse effect from echocardiogram and can be performed repeatedly. There is also no known danger to either pregnant mothers or the foetus.

This test is similar to the ultrasound test that pregnant mothers undergo.

How is the test done?

The test is performed by a trained Cardiac Physiologist/Technologist, and will be subsequently reviewed by a cardiologist trained in echocardiography.

As the examination involves placing a transducer on the chest wall, you will be required to change into a hospital gown. You are required to remove only the top part of your clothes (including your bra for the ladies). 

Water soluble gel will be applied onto the chest wall to enhance the picture quality. The room light will be dimmed to reduce glare and improve the viewing of the pictures. You will be informed if there is a need for an injection during the test. 

The examination may take approximately 30 to 45 minutes, excluding waiting time.

Preparations before the test

There are no preparations required for this test unless otherwise informed by your doctor.




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