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What is an Electrocardiogram?

An EKG is the test doctors do to record the electrical current coming from your heart.

It is one of the most important and information revealing cost effective tests known in medicine today.

An EKG can detect serious heart problems as well as problems unrelated to the heart but reflected in its electricity.

What is an Echocardiogram?

An Echocardiogram is a test your doctor might order to assess many functions of your heart.

It will assess the contraction and relaxation functions of your heart, as well as the size and thickness of the heart muscle.

It will also asses the blood flow and pressure gradients across the heart valves.

Case 1: Mitral Valve Prolapse

Case 1: Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Case 2: Patent Foramen Ovale (Hole in the Heart)