Essentially, you will lie on your left side for about 15 to 20 minutes while this test is being performed. A probe is placed on your chest to obtain a view of the heart from different angles. This is totally painless process.
In Cardiac Specialist Centre, all echoes are reviewed by specialists who have undergone advance training in echocardiography, and are accredited echo-cardiologists. This ensures that the quality of the examination is of high standard.
The following images are typical example of a normal heart. The still picture has the various structures labeled. This is a 4 chambers view where all 4 chambers of the heart can be see.
This moving image below shows the heart pumping. You can appreciate the muscle of the heart contracting and the valves opening and closing with each beat.