An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart to look at the structure size and blood flow of the chambers and associated blood vessels.  Your child needs to be settled during the study so it is helpful with babies and infants to have a bottle or dummy available for them.  Maybe a favourite toy would be useful for small children.  For older children DVDs are available or you could bring a particular favourite.  The study normally takes about 30-40 minutes, but this may vary.

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