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Echocardiogram Before Surgery (ASE)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Society of Echocardiography
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 04/18/2017
If you’re having surgery, you may wonder if you need an echocardiogram first. Some people have this test to make sure it is safe for them to have surgery. But the test usually isn’t necessary if you don’t have symptoms.
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