Echocardiography is a noninvasive ultrasound procedure that assesses the heart’s function and structures and detects anomalies if there are any. Echocardiography allows us to  diagnose or evaluate many conditions, including:

  • Congenital heart disease – Defects in one or more heart structures
  • Atherosclerosis – Blocking of the arteries due to gradual clogging from inflammation and cholesterol deposition
  • Arrhythmia – An irregular heartbeat
  • Cardiomyopathy – These are a group of diseases that affects heart muscle due to acquired or inherited causes resulted in inefficient pumping of blood by the heart
  • Congestive heart failure – When the heart cannot pump efficiently, there’s congestion in the blood vessels and lungs and swelling in the feet, ankles and other parts of the body
  • Aneurysm – A ballooning of the heart muscle or aorta
  • Valvular heart disease – Malfunction of heart valves that may cause aberrant blood flow
  • Cardiac tumor – Tumor of the heart
  • Pericarditis – Inflammation or infection of the sac surrounding the heart