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.
Heart Failure and the Echocardiogram
Learn more about echocardiograms and how they're used in the diagnosis of heart failure.
WebMD looks at how various types of echocardiograms can help diagnose heart disease.
Low Blood Pressure Diagnosis & Treatment
Low blood pressure, or hypotension, may be caused by a medical condition that can be treated with medication or, for many people, lifestyle changes. Learn more about low blood pressure from the experts at WebMD.
What Is Heart Failure?
WebMD explains the stages of heart failure and treatments used for each.