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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram (Definition)

Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more


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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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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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Persistent chest discomfort (6 months) and heavy left arm. 2 ECG and 1 Echocardiogram all returned normal. Active. Heartburn relief no difference?

Persistent chest discomfort (6 months) and heavy left arm. 2 ECG and 1 Echocardiogram all returned normal. Active. Heartburn relief no difference?

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, hypertension or diabetes, your risk of heart attack in 10 years is less than 1%. You might consider pulmonary embolism, but your risk there seems low too. Keep your physician appointments & report any changes. Can help sort this out over time. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is an EKG an echocardiogram?

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 more

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Is an ECG same as an echocardiogram?

Is an ECG same as an echocardiogram?

NO: Ecg is an electrocardiogram or ekg. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of the heart and valvular structures. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram is it the same a ekg?

Echocardiogram is it the same a ekg?

ECHO: Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart. Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets. ...Read more

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Is an EKG and echocardiogram the same?

Is an EKG and echocardiogram the same?

Different: Ekg (electrocardiogram) refers to a graph of the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiogram refers to ultrasound test which allows to actually see the structure and function of the heart. ...Read more

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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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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more