echo·​car·​dio·​gram ˌe-kō-ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce echocardiogram (audio)
: a visual record made by echocardiography
also : the procedure for producing such a record

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His breath sounds were clear and dry to my ears, but to truly assess his heart, Michael would need an ultrasound (an echocardiogram). Jonathan Reisman, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2015 Depending on the workup results, that could lead to an echocardiogram to look at the heart valves or a CT scan with intravenous contrast to trace the arterial system. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2019 Heart tests like an electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram or ultrasound of heart, can reveal some, but not all, defects. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, 3 Jan. 2023 Cardiologist Ashley Saunders, assisted by Lucy Chou and Cryss Arkenberg, both members of the Dog Aging Project veterinary team, give Rudy an echocardiogram. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2020 Most people with aortic insufficiency have a long period of time (many years) with no symptoms at all, and an echocardiogram every three to five years is reasonable in people with mild aortic insufficiency. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2022 Usually, this is discovered by a physical exam and confirmed by an echocardiogram with Doppler. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2022 Remy — who will receive her echocardiogram in October — is available to be fostered immediately. Amanda Taylor, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2022 It might be used to monitor the patient’s safety—e.g., doing an echocardiogram to ensure the heart isn’t being adversely affected by a medication. Morris Panner, Forbes, 29 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of echocardiogram was in 1967

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“Echocardiogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


echo·​car·​dio·​gram ˌek-ō-ˈkärd-ē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce echocardiogram (audio)
: a visual record made by echocardiography
also : the procedure for producing such a record

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