Echocardiography, also known as ultrasound of the heart, is a painless test.

You will lie on your back or left side on an exam table.

The Echocardiography is needed to find the cause of heart murmurs, which can be caused of leaky or stenosed heart valves.

Furthermore echocardiography is needed to control the extand of the damage after a myocardial infarction. 

Also echocardiography is needed for the clarification of cardiomyopathys.