An echocardiogram is an exam done by means of Ultrasounds transmitted by a probe positioned on the chest. On a special monitor it is possible to visualize the heart chambers and measure them, evaluate the heart pump function and the state of the heart valves. It is a diagnostic instrument used to identify the principal heart diseases.
For a complete first evaluation, heart examination can be accompanied by a heart echocardiogram and a basic electrocardiogram (ECG). These procedures guarantee an initial level of cardiological screening.