Echocardiography is a modality of imaging of heart. it is basically an ultrasound and doppler examination of the heart.
Echocardiography is a non invasive investigation which tells us the structure and function of the heart along with the circulation of blood throgh the heart and great vessels.
Echo examination or echocardiography has over the years become an essential part of evaluating various cardiac conditions as it gives us a direct and real time assessment of the heart.
Echocardiography can also be used for routine screening of patients with diabetes or hypertension for early detection of any adverse effect of these condition of the heart and also to confirm fitness of patients being evaluated for undergoing major surgery if clinician has a doubt.
its a simple quick and inexpensive way along with doctors evaluation and other screening tests for early detection of heart disease to enable timely treatment and avoiding complication.