Why is a 2D Echo test performed ?
2D echo test helps your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning. It is also used to check your heart's ability to pump in case of heart problems, such as chest pain or shortness of breath. The images that are generated with the test helps your doctor in identifying:
- Blood clots within your heart
- if there is any fluid in the sac around the heart
- problems with the main artery (aorta) connected to the heart
- After a heart attack, the doctor uses the 2D echo test to determine the health of the heart muscles.