An echocardiogram, often referred to as an “echo,” uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart. This test allows a physician to evaluate the structures and function of the heart, including the Walls, valves, pericardium, and blood flow. This test can identify heart disease.
An Electrocardiogram EKG/ECG is used to check for signs of heart disease and arrhythmias. It records the electrical signals from the heart using Electrodes that are placed on your chest. The signals are shown as waves on a computer screen or printer.