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Echocardiogram Directory

An echocardiogram (echo) is a heart test that is used to diagnose heart disease and evaluate heart function. There are several types of echocardiograms that may be done for various reasons. The different types require different preparation. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how each type of echocardiogram is done, why it is done, and much more.

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