This is a very informative test and is integral to modern cardiology. This test allows the cardiologist to see the heart in real time. The hearts size, pumping and valve functions are assessed. You may here terms like "Ejection Fraction" which is an estimate of the pumping ability of the heart, normal being above 50%. Other terms include "Stenosis" which is a restriction in valve opening; "Regurgitation" which is describes leaking of the valve. You will need to expose you chest for this test. This is usually performed by female sonographers, although on occasion a male cardiologist may perform this test. Appropriate sensitivity and professionalism is maintained at all times. If you have any concerns please let our secretarial staff know when you book in.