What is it?
An echocardiogram (also known as an Echo) is an ultrasound test for your heart. It uses sound waves sent through a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they travel over your heart. These echoes are then turned into pictures of your heart that can be seen on a screen by your sonographer.
How long does it take?
Most echocardiograms are completed within 60 minutes.
Please note that a Medicare rebate and a health fund benefit may apply for these examinations. If there as a gap payment, which is the patient’s responsibility, you will be informed of all out of pocket costs at the time of appointment booking.
Your results will be forwarded electronically to your referring doctor and should be available within 24 hours.