Definition of echocardiography in US English:

echocardiography

noun

  • The use of ultrasound waves to investigate the action of the heart.

    • ‘If such patients have clinical auscultatory findings of MVP, echocardiography usually confirms the diagnosis.’
    • ‘Two of the 310 children were diagnosed as having rheumatic heart disease based on auscultatory findings and echocardiography.’
    • ‘This phenomenon has been reported for exercise ECG, exercise echocardiography, and nuclear imaging.’
    • ‘Other screening methods could be simplified echocardiography, computerised heart auscultation, or new biochemical markers.’
    • ‘Moreover, patients identified by simple tests as likely to have heart failure need echocardiography to confirm the diagnosis and establish its probable cause.’

Pronunciation

echocardiography

/ˌekōˌkärdēˈäɡrəfē//ˌɛkoʊˌkɑrdiˈɑɡrəfi/