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What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: Ekg: shows the electrical activity of the heart and the heart rhythm echocardiogram: an ultrasound, shows the actual structures such as the heart mus ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Electro vs. Echo: Like most medical terms, these terms are simply combinations of label words. Cardio refers to heart. Electro refers to electricity (as a result of dif ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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??Blood testing-ER: Please go directly BACK TO THE ER and explain this situation. You will need a 24 hr. observation and serial cardiac enzyme blood tests. I suggest that ... Read More
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep investigating: At your age, if you don't have a strong family history of early-onset coronary artery disease, & you don't smoke, have high cholesterol, hypertens ... Read More
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
ECG Echo: The two yield different but complimentary data:both are often necessary
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Right bundle branch: We share similar EKGs and I have no heart poblems. According to a recent article in the European Heart Jounal the prevalence of RBBB that is normal v ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECHO: Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECHO: Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
NO: Ecg is an electrocardiogram or ekg. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of the heart and valvular structures.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
No: Ekg looks at the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiogram is an ultrasound, shows a moving picture of the heart.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Echo checks for wall motion ie prior heart attacks and contractile function of the heart. Can have abnormal rhythm like atrial fibrillation or card ... Read More
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