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ECG, EKG, And EEG: How Do They Differ? - Dr. Sorof

By Dr. Suzanne Sorof Expert
 
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Dr. Sorof explains the differences between an ECG, EKG, and an EEG. Dr. Sorof is an interventional cardiologist at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Sorof:
An ECG and an EKG are the same exact thing. It’s an electrocardiogram. Both of them are of the heart. It is different than an EEG, which is when a neurologist will check the electricity currents in the brain.

An echocardiogram is different than in EKG. An EKG just tells how the conduction is or the electricity across the heart. An echocardiogram is actually an ultrasound that we could look into each of the chambers of the heart, examine the valves, measure the pressures across each of the valves and diagnose somebody with a problem that could be causing somebody to be short of breath.

We can also measure how thick the heart muscle is, how it pumps, how it pumps under stress. It gives us a picture in 3-D imaging rather than just a snapshot of the electrical currents of the heart.

About Dr. Sorof, M.D.:
Dr. Suzanne Sorof, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program. Dr. Sorof completed her cardiology fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Sorof has extensive training and experience in all aspects of clinical cardiology as well as cardiac and peripheral intervention.

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Condition: Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease,

Related Terms: Blocked Arteries, Clogged Arteries, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Heart Attack, Birth Control Pill, Metabolic Syndrome, Stress Test, EKG, Heart Palpitations, EEG, Echocardiogram, Treadmill Test

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Banner Good Sam, Good Samaritan Medical Center,

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, AZ, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix Metropolitan, 85006

Expert: Dr. Suzanne Sorof, Suzanne Sorof, M.D., Doctor Sorof, Cardiologist Suzanne Sorof, M.D

Expertise: Cardiology, Heart Specialist, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, High Cholesterol Symptoms, High Cholesterol Prevention, High Cholesterol Treatments, Heart Disease Diagnosis, Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease