Tests & Procedures

2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo for Heart

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The heart in your body pumps blood and the vascular system takes it to all the organs. Together they form the cardiovascular system. A healthy lifestyle, proper nutritious diet and regular exercise is much needed to keep your heart healthy, more so, as age progresses. Keeping a check on your heart’s health at regular intervals is also imperative to prevent its dysfunctioning. Being consistent with your health checkups can help you in leading a happy & healthy life and thereby preventing major sudden-medical costs and trauma.

2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo for Heart

Which test should I do for my heart?

2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo:

It is a non-invasive heart investigation that creates images of the sections of the heart using sound vibrations. It presents the various parts of the heart as in pictures so that it becomes easy to check if there is any damage or blockages, and blood flow rate.

How is the 2D Echo test done?

  • Person needs to uncover the chest and lay on the examination table
  • A colourless gel is applied to the chest area to analyse the sound vibrations
  • The technician moves the transducer across the various parts of the chest. The gel helps the transducer get views of the heart
  • Technician can ask to change the laying position to get better assessment
  • The gel is removed after the test
  • The images can be viewed on a computer monitor and printed on paper, or recorded in DVD, and given to the patient after interpretation of results

How much time does the 2D Echo test take?

It takes around half an hour to 1 hour to complete the test. It is always done in the presence of a radiologist and a cardiologist.

What does the 2D Echo test detect?

Echocardiography, or 2D Echo is majorly done to detect the following:

  • Any underlying heart diseases or abnormalities
  • Keep a check on the heart valve for its functioning
  • Congenital heart diseases and blood clots or tumours

Is the 2D Echo test safe for me?

2D Echo is totally safe for you.

Why should I get 2D Echo done regularly?

Lives are becoming stressful each day, and the changes in the environment and food habits also impact your health and heart. Hence, it is very important to keep a check on the working of your heart so that you can take appropriate corrective action at the right time in case of any malfunctioning. You can opt for the Full Body Health Checkup package offered by Indus Health Plus to get this test done along with other organ tests.

It is a non-invasive heart investigation that creates images of the sections of the heart using sound vibrations. It presents the various parts of the heart as in pictures so that it becomes easy to check if there is any damage or blockages, and blood flow rate.

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