Dr. Sorof describes an EKG heart test and explains why it is important. Dr. Sorof is an experienced cardiologist at Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix, Arizona.
The EKG is a snapshot of the electricity that is conducted through your heart. Because the electricity has a fundamental basis with the plumbing or the arteries that supply blood flow to the muscle it helps cardiologists know if there’s a problem in the bloodstream that’s filling the heart muscle.
Because if you have an abnormal EKG and your doctor is concerned, it’s important to see a cardiologist so we can evaluate the EKG with further testing such as an ultrasound, to assess your valves and the function of the pumping chambers of the heart, or a stress test letting us know that if the electrical system is not 100 percent, it might be that the heart needs, is under a lot of stress and we need to do evaluation of what could be occurring.
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.
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