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What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between EKG and echo?

What is the difference between EKG and echo?

Echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 2d echocardiography and ekg?

What is the difference between 2d echocardiography and ekg?

echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart. ...Read more

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What is difference between echocardiogram and echogram?

What is difference between echocardiogram and echogram?

Probably nothing: Most likely they refer to the same thing which is an ultrasound of the heart. Technically however, an echogram could examine any part of the body with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size. Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more

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What is difference between surface and transesophageal echocardiography?

Location: Surface echocardiogram-the ultrasound transducer is on the chest wall. In transesophageal echocardiogram, the transducer is placed down into the esophagus, much like an endoscopy. The imaging is clearer with transesophageal echo which helps when looking for prosthetic valves, clots or infected valves. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

Verb versus noun: Angiography is the process of performing an x-ray picture (or an image) of a blood vessel by injecting the vessel with an opaque dye. Th dye often contains iodine. An angiogram is the picture of the blood vessel that was taken while performing angiography. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart cath and ablation?

What is the difference between a heart cath and ablation?

Plumbing vs electric: Heart cath or angiogram is the procedure where the cardiologist injects the dye into arteries of the heart and looks at x ray images. Sometimes does balloon to dilate and/ or put in a stent. Heart ablation is electrophysiology procedure of breaking the electrical circuit of the heart to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between transthoracic echo and doppler echocardiogram.?

Doctors, what is the difference between transthoracic echo and doppler echocardiogram.?

The same: Doppler is part of every transthoracic echo procedure. Whereas the non-doppler portion of the test outlines structures, doppler focuses on blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

Subset: Angiography is a study in which the blood vessels are visualized (e.g. Arteries of the leg or heart). An aortography is just a subset of that - visualizing the biggest artery in the body - the aorta. So, an aortography is an angiography but not vice versa. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arrhythmias and dysrhythmias?

What is the difference between arrhythmias and dysrhythmias?

None: Cardiac dysrhythmia (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) is any of a large and heterogeneous group of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

Diagnosis vs treatmet: angiography is the placement of contrast (dye) in an artery. angioplasty is the dilatation of an artery usually with a balloon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia?

Fast vs irregular: Palpitations are irregular heart beats and tachycardia is a fast heart beat. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardioversion and pacing?

What is the difference between cardioversion and pacing?

Cardioversion and pa: Cardioversion is usually a single large shock delivered to the heart during an arrhythmia to stop it and let it restart with a normal rhythm. Pacing is small shocks applied to restore normal timing to the cardiac events, especially when the intrinsic rate/rhythm are too slow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ivus and a cardiac catheterization?

What is the difference between an ivus and a cardiac catheterization?

IVUS : A heart cath is the procedure to place a catheter in the heart arteries. Usually contrast is injected to see blockages. Ivus is intravascular ultrasound which may be performed during the heart cath to clarify questionable blockages. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

No difference: Heart flutter is an arrhythmia. It's like asking, "what is the difference between chevrolet and automobiles?". ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lvf and rvf?

What is the difference between lvf and rvf?

U mean lft vs rt chf: Rt heart failure is when the rt venticle fails. Volume goes back in to the liver bed abdomen and lower extremities. The lungs are typicqally clear. Left sided failure is when the the lft vent fails . The lungs fill with fluid and the pt becomes very short of breathe. Usually pts have an element of both. Its important to determine which the pt has as treatment differs. Also need to find the cause. ...Read more

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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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Echocardiogram (Definition)

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