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Heart rate concerns. Do I need EKG or echo ?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Both

Ekg will diagnose your rhythm accurately at the moment it's recorded (for 8 seconds).
Echo will determine if you have evidence of heart disease, ie a structurally normal and strong heart. You may also need a 24 hour recording of your heart rhythm (holter) or 30 day transient arrhythmia (tam) event monitor depending on the problem.

In brief: Both

Ekg will diagnose your rhythm accurately at the moment it's recorded (for 8 seconds).
Echo will determine if you have evidence of heart disease, ie a structurally normal and strong heart. You may also need a 24 hour recording of your heart rhythm (holter) or 30 day transient arrhythmia (tam) event monitor depending on the problem.
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