A 23-year-old female asked:
my doctor heard what she called a "slight heart murmur" and did a ekg which was normal. now she's ordered me an ecg and im so nervous! whats the diffe?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha answered
27 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Echocardiography : Echo is ultrasound to visualize the heart valves and structure and further analyze the cause of murmur. EKG is does not visualize the heart but only analyze the heart rhythm and cannot diagnose the source of a murmer. Don't worry as hearing a murmer does not always mean a heart disease as some murmers are physiologic i.e normal . Good luck with the echo
Answered on Nov 2, 2016
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