A 32-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Grenzer answered
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 muscle and the valves and with a doppler the direction and velocity of blood flow.
Answered on Dec 22, 2017
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
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 differential heart muscle activity, as recorded at skin surface). Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 1-10mhz, sent through the heart, valves & blood; all variants of water density. These help see limited aspects of our bodies behaviors.
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
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