Definition of echocardiogram in English:

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echocardiogram

Pronunciation: /ˌekōˈkärdēəɡram/

noun

Medicine
A test of the action of the heart using ultrasound waves to produce a visual display, used for the diagnosis or monitoring of heart disease.
Example sentences
  • Your child's cardiologist may use tools like X-rays, electrocardiograms, or echocardiograms to monitor the defect and the effects of treatment.
  • He had had a coronary angiogram and many echocardiograms and electrocardiograms at various cardiac centres.
  • Because of its risks, angiography often is done only after certain other heart tests have been performed, such as an electrocardiogram, an echocardiogram or a stress test.

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Syllabification: ech·o·car·di·o·gram

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