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Test utilizing sound waves to create a picture of the heart. Blood pumping power, valve function, and heart muscle function and heart anatomy can be assessed. May be combined with Cardiac Stress Testing (“stress – echo”). Usually performed by a cardiologist.
Ectopic Pregnancy
Abnormal pregnancy outside of the uterus –may lead to ectopic rupture and hemorrhage.
Electrocardiography (EKG)
Readout of the electrical impulses of the heart. Many heart problems can be detected using an EKG, including myocardial infarction.
Electroencephalography (EEG)
Graphical readout of the electrical activity of the brain. May be used to detect seizures.
Electrolyte Imbalance
Disorder of the chemical balance of the body fluids. Maybe due to many factors, including kidney failure.
Electromyography (EMG)
Study examining the relationship of nerves and the muscles they control. Requires electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves through the skin. Can detect nerve and/or muscle malfunction due to many causes including herniated intervertebral disk and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Destruction of the lung tissue resulting in poor lung function. Often associated with smoking. Can be diagnosed with pulmonary function testing.
Areas of tissue identical to the inner wall of the uterus in locations outside the uterus, such as the pelvis and abdomen. May cause pelvic pain, infertility. Detected with laparoscopy.
Environmental Allergies
Activation of the body’s immune system from an environmental source– pet dander, mold spores, chemicals and pollen are examples.
The disease of having seizures. Most cases can be controlled by medication, cases which cannot be controlled, maybe candidates for seizure neurosurgery.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
Introduction of a flexible camera into the throat, esophagus, stomach and first portion of the intestine. Used to look for acid reflux, tumors, inflammation, ulcers, and other abnormalities.

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