George J. Philippides MD FACC


Electrocardiogram (EKG) Components and Intervals

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. The electrocardiogram translates the heart’s electrical activity into line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips…

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…

Heart Failure: Watching Your Fluids

Discusses need to watch fluid intake with congestive heart failure. Gives tips on spacing fluids throughout day and how to easily keep track of fluid intake. Also mentions diuretic medicines to remove excess fluid from body.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that…