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Is an EKG an echocardiogram?

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Dr. Adam Lowry
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Adam Lowry
Dr. Adam Lowry
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ECHO

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

In brief: ECHO

Echocardiogram uses sound waves to image the heart.
Ecg records the electrical signals from the heart they are different data sets.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

An EKG is not an echocardiogram.
An echo uses ultrasound to see the heart.

In brief: No

An EKG is not an echocardiogram.
An echo uses ultrasound to see the heart.
Dr. Frank Amico
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Electrocardiogram

http://www.webmd.
com/heart-disease/electrocardiogram.

In brief: Electrocardiogram

http://www.webmd.
com/heart-disease/electrocardiogram.
Dr. Douglas Chang
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