George J. Philippides MD FACC


Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)

An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is a test that measures the electrical signals that control heart rhythm. The test measures how electrical impulses move through the heart muscle as it contracts and relaxes. During an electrocardiogram, small pads (electrodes) are attached to the skin on the chest, arms, and legs. The…

Colocación de electrodos para electrocardiograma

Un electrocardiograma (ECG) es una prueba que mide las señales eléctricas que controlan el ritmo cardíaco. La prueba mide cómo viajan los impulsos eléctricos a través del músculo cardíaco a medida que este se contrae y se relaja. Para hacer un electrocardiograma, se fijan pequeños parches o almohadillas (electrodos) a…

Transesophageal Echocardiogram

In a transesophageal echocardiogram, a transducer is inserted through the mouth and down the throat into the esophagus. High-pitched sound waves (ultrasound) are sent through the transducer to produce an image of the heart and sometimes the aorta. This method allows a clear view of the valves and their ability to…

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a serious problem that occurs when the heart muscle has become weak and enlarged. It does not have the strength to pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Symptoms can come on gradually, over months or years. They also can start suddenly, such as after a viral infection or pregnancy. As the…