Why is a Echocardiogram importantAn echocardiogram is an ultrasound that is performed on the heart.
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound that is performed on the heart. The purpose of an ultrasound of the heart is to understand the structures, as well as the function of the heart in terms of its pumping function, its relaxation properties, and how well the one-way valves work. Your healthcare team can also get other information such as an indirect assessment of pressures inside the chambers of the heart and the sac that lines the heart. This test is often used when an abnormal function of either the cardiac performance or an abnormal function in one of the valves is suspected. VSFL