An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart. This test consists of placing a transducer on a patient’s chest to take two-dimensional pictures of the heart. This test evaluates the function of the four chambers of the heart to see if they are pumping blood properly. This test also evaluates the valves of the heart to determine if they are opening and closing properly. Once this test is completed, the cardiologist will review the study and create a report to be distributed to your family physician.