Two-Dimensional Echocardiography

Doppler Echocardiography

Doppler echocardiography is a procedure that uses ultrasound technology to examine the function of the heart, valves and blood flow through the heart. It can be used to measure blood flow within the heart without invasive procedures such as cardiac catheterization.

For example, a Doppler ultrasound can estimate left ventricular filling pressure under certain conditions. Doppler echocardiography is frequently used to examine children's hearts for heart disease because there is no age or size requirement for the procedure.