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.
Heart Disease and the Echocardiogram
WebMD looks at how various types of echocardiograms can help diagnose heart disease.
Angina (Ischemic Chest Pain)
Angina can feel like a heart attack, but often it's something else. Get all your questions about it answered here.
What happens before a heart attack? Afterward? WebMD explains the causes of heart attacks, which affect 1 million Americans every year, along with symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and post-heart attack care.