Echocardiogram: Knowing the State of Your Heart

When you visit a cardiologist, you may be confused as to why you need an echocardiogram when you just had an electrocardiogram. They are actually two different tests that provide somewhat different information. An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is printed on a sheet of paper and provides a snapshot of the electrical patterns of your heart […]

Knowing the Rhythm of Your Heart

One of my favorite hobbies is playing tennis. During practice, my coach reminds us that we need to focus on our timing, movement and preparation for each stroke. As I thought about that advice, I realized those words summarized the function of the heart. Timing – the electrical system is the spark of life that […]