2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo
2D Echocardiography or 2D Echo is a diagnostic test to diagnose heart disease. It is an ultrasound technique that takes images of the heart. It actually shows a cross-sectional view of the heart, showing chambers, valves and the major blood vessels of the heart. From the image, it is detected how your heart appears and your heart muscle functions. The purpose of the echocardiogram is to assess the structure and function of the heart. The results will provide information that can help the health care professional make a diagnosis that involves the heart.
Echocardiograms may be repeated over time, monitoring heart function and the results may help decide whether the previous treatment has been effective and whether any changes in that treatment program are required.