Definition of echocardiogram in English:


Line breaks: echo|car¦dio|gram
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkəʊˈkɑːdɪə(ʊ)gram


  • A test of the action of the heart using ultrasound waves to produce a visual display, for the diagnosis or monitoring of heart disease.
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    • 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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