No prior preparation is required.
You will be asked to lie down on your left side on the examination couch in the clinic with your shirt off. A probe is placed with gel on top of it on your chest. Multiple views of the heart are obtained according to a predetermined protocol. The digital images collected in the test are then sent to your cardiologist for interpretation, and a report is then sent to your referring doctor. Your cardiologist will arrange a review to discuss the echocardiogram results.