Bubble contrast echocardiogram (echo)
This leaflet has been written to inform you about your planned bubble contrast echocardiogram.
An echocardiogram (sometimes just called ‘echo’) is a non-invasive imaging test using ultrasound to look at your heart. Ultrasound is very high-frequency sound which cannot be heard by the human ear.
It is used to gain information regarding the structure and function of the heart muscles, chambers of the heart and structures within the heart such as the valves.