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Electrocardiogram Vs Echocardiogram
Yes: Although an echocardiogram can detect atrial fibrillation, there are easier ways to diagnose it. Your doctor should be able to tell if your pulse is irregular and confirm afib with a simple ekg. Atrial fibrillation sometimes makes interpretation of an echocardiogram more difficult if the heart rate is too fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more
Very different...: An ekg (or "ecg") is a visual representation of the electrical activity of the heart, on paper. An echocardiogram is a set of images or videos the represent the structure and function of the heart based on sound waves. They are very different and often used to complement each other in the evaluation of possible cardiac problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT, or ECHO... better for diagnosing structural heart diseases such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia?
Aortic regurg & echo: Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves. Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color flow and pulse wave. These help the md assess the degree of leaking of the valve based on various measurements. Usually rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Usually, only when severe does something need to be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?
ECG, RBBB. Holter monitor and ECHO normal. Is an annual or semi annual ECG suggested for RBBB finding with no other evidence of heart disease?
Rbbb: No, RBBB is no big deal, more testing isn't needed. ...Read more
Atria or ventricles: Supra ventricular tachycardia: from upper chambers of the heart, is due to irritability (increased automaticity) or a short circuit (reentry), heart is usually structurally normal. Ventricular tachycardia: from lower chambers of the heart, due to irritability, can occur in normal hearts but is more often seen in hearts with scar tissue or weak hearts and can be life threatening. ...Read more
A screening test: Stress tests are largely done to identify patients at risk for heart attacks. For patients who cannot exercise due to arthritis or other reasons, Dobutamine is a drug that will mimic exercise, and allow a stress test to be done. It is not as good as exercise, but it is a reasonable alternative if exercise is not possible. ...Read more
Is nuclear stress testing or echo more accurate for calculating ejection fraction? Nuclear says 67 percent echo says 48.
Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would cardiac mri & mra without contrast, ecg, 48hr ecg, echocardiogram, treadmill ecg rule out the majority of heart problems in 25 yr old?
ABSOLUTELY: This is more than enough testing and most insurers would NOT cover all these tests! Hope this helps ...... ...Read more
Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?
Pretty much all of: Them, with few exceptions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Echocardiogram: Shows structure and function very well if good images are obtained. ...Read more
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