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What is an Echo and EKG Test?

Both the echocardiogram (echo) and EKG are very important and are commonly used heart tests that are instrumental in diagnosing various forms of heart disease. The echo is an ultrasound of the heart that provides moving pictures and provides information on the structure and function of the heart. The EKG is a heart tracing test that mainly provides information on the rhythm of the heart. Both tests are often used in conjunction and are complimentary to each other.

Who can benefit from an Echo and EKG tests?

Your physician may use these tests to look at your heart’s structure and check how well your heart functions. These tests may be recommended if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty exercising
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Heart palpitation
  • A Rapid pulse
  • Shortness of breath
  • A irregular heartbeat rhythm

Schedule a test with our team

Once you have received your doctor’s order, you can contact us to schedule an appointment. If you require further information, contact the Gunnison Valley Health Cardiopulmonary department at 970-641-7295.

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