This non-invasive ultrasound test allows an Inova cardiologist to look at the heart without using X-rays or surgery. Ultrasound directs sound waves through the chest wall via a transducer. The internal organs deflect the sound waves and create an image.
These images help:

  • Determine heart muscle strength
  • Assess damage from previous heart attacks
  • Discover congenital heart disease and rhythm disorders
  • Evaluate many heart and valve problems

How to receive an echocardiogram at Inova

To receive an echocardiogram at Inova, you must have a valid written order from your doctor. Once you have your prescription order in hand, please call 877-634-6682 to schedule an appointment for this cardiac noninvasive diagnostic test.