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What is the difference between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Electro vs. Echo

Like most medical terms, these terms are simply combinations of label words.
Cardio refers to heart. Electro refers to electricity (as a result of differential heart muscle activity, as recorded at skin surface). Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 1-10mhz, sent through the heart, valves & blood; all variants of water density. These help see limited aspects of our bodies behaviors.

In brief: Electro vs. Echo

Like most medical terms, these terms are simply combinations of label words.
Cardio refers to heart. Electro refers to electricity (as a result of differential heart muscle activity, as recorded at skin surface). Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 1-10mhz, sent through the heart, valves & blood; all variants of water density. These help see limited aspects of our bodies behaviors.
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