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An echocardiogram (echo) is a safe, noninvasive test that uses sound waves to get a detailed picture of the heart.
Your child's doctor may order an echo study to:
At the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, our Echocardiography Lab offers the most advanced diagnostic echo equipment and highly trained sonographers and doctors.
Each year, our lab performs more than 6,000 studies, including:
Through the Children’s Hospital Telemedicine Network, children who are born at or live near one of our ambulatory care centers or partner sites can have echocardiograms done at those offices. Then, pediatric cardiologists in the Echo Lab can review and interpret them.
The Echocardiography Lab at UPMC Children's Hospital requires a referral from your child's primary care doctor or Children's Hospital specialist.
Patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans might also need authorization from their health insurer and doctor.
Before we can perform an echo study, please have your child's doctor provide us with the following:
We must receive all referral information and authorization forms before your child's visit.
To find correct provider numbers or learn more about our echo services, contact the Heart Institute at UPMC Children's at 412-692-5540.
View our echocardiogram (echo) patient procedure sheet.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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