Echocardiography (Cardiology)

Body Area: Arms / Hands
Body Parts: Fingers
Symptoms: Fingernails (Curved)
This is a procedure using sound waves (sonar) to make a video of the heart chambers and valves, and to assess the amount of blood flowing across the valves. The procedure is harmless and painless, but can give excellent pictures of the heart and its valves, as well as evaluate the function of the chambers of the heart and the heart valves.