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In terms of the cardiac examination, a standard electrocardiogram (EKG) is not sufficient for diagnosis; only the echocardiogram can detect possible enlargement of the aorta.
A veterinarian may run a routine battery of tests to diagnose cardiomyopathy, and these can include an EKG, an x-ray or ultrasound images to examine the shape and condition of your cat's heart.
Electrocardiagram (ECG, EKG)-A record of the electrical activity of the heart, with each wave being labeled as P, Q, R, S, and T waves.
During an EKG, small electrode patches are attached to the skin on the chest.
An electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) helps the physician evaluate the electrical activity of the heart.