Echocardiography

Echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound to assess the structure and function of the heart.

Preparation

No preparation

What happens during the procedure

You will need to remove your clothing from the waist up. 

Women will be given a gown to wear. You will need to lay on your left side or back if possible for most of time while an ultrasound of your heart is performed.

How long does it take?

Approx 30 minutes

After your examination

You can go back to your normal activities.

Your images and report

After your examination, the most pertinent images from your study will be available on the myPRP patient portal. A report, along with the images will be sent directly to your referring doctor. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.
 
Please bring any previous X-rays with you.
 
It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.