Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your or your child's doctor about an echocardiogram. Consider printing or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor talking to patients are explaining the treatment of a patient's illness

Bring a list of questions to talk with your doctor about echocardiogram.

  1. What can an echocardiogram tell us about my or my child's heart?
  2. Is there anything we shouldn't do before an echocardiogram?

  3. What heart problems be detected by an echocardiogram?
  4. What happens next if the echocardiogram reveals a potential problem?