2-D Echo With Colour Doppler (Adult & Pediatric)

(Transesophageal / Transthoracic )

2-D Echo With Color Doppler

Two-Dimensional Echocardiogram (2D Echo) It is a test in which ultrasound is used to picture out the heart. It is capable of displaying a cross sectional “slice” of the beating heart, including the chambers, valves and the major blood vessels that exit from the left and right part of the heart.

The procedure typically takes about 5 to 10 minutes, but may be longer if additional pictures and calculations are needed. Echo imaging is sometimes challenging in people who are very thin, obese, or have lung disease such as COPD.

The test is performed for a variety of reasons :

  • To detect abnormal heart valves i.e. the atria and the ventricles which are concerned with the distribution of blood.
  • To check for any congenital heart disease.
  • To observe for any damage that the heart might have taken after a heart attack.
  • January 20, 2017