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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of ecg, angioplasty - open heart surgery?

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Dr. Philip Ovadia
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In brief: Heart procedures

An ECG or ekg, electrocardiogram, measures the electrical activity of the heart.
It can give an indication of abnormal heart rhythm, heart attacks or many other conditions. An angioplasty is when a small balloon and/or a stent is used to treat a blocked artery in the heart. Open heart surgery is used to describe surgery on the heart, typically for coronary artery bypass or valve related surgery.

In brief: Heart procedures

An ECG or ekg, electrocardiogram, measures the electrical activity of the heart.
It can give an indication of abnormal heart rhythm, heart attacks or many other conditions. An angioplasty is when a small balloon and/or a stent is used to treat a blocked artery in the heart. Open heart surgery is used to describe surgery on the heart, typically for coronary artery bypass or valve related surgery.
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