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physician and older patient HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley offers the most technically-advanced cardiac services, technologies, and testing, including echocardiograms.

What is an echocardiogram?

The echocardiogram (or “echo”) is a painless, safe and highly effective way to produce images of a beating heart—using the same technology that obstetricians use when they view a new baby as it develops in the womb. There is no discomfort at all. In fact, many find it fascinating to watch the video monitors showing pictures of their own heart at work.

The echocardiogram is a reliable way to evaluate heart anatomy, structural abnormalities, and function, as well as to help diagnose various causes of chest pain, breathing difficulties, and dysrhythmias.


HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845.338.2500

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