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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
An ECG (or EKG) is an electrocardiogram, which is actually different from the ultrasound. It shows the electrical activity of the heart (you know, those graph thingies with the needle that goes up and down). The echocardiogram is a visualization of the heart in action using ultrasound. The echocardiogram, interpreted by a cardiologist, is the best way to determine what the nature of the heart condition is. They are expensive though.
Thanks for the info everyone!

Scm, about how much would you say cost wise could we expect if we went that option? We discussed both with the vet, right now she felt we could wait it out and see how Sassy was doing but we will likely look into it in the future.
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