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Electrocardiogram

What is an EKG?
An electrocardiogram - also called ECGs or EKGs - records the electrical signals in your heart. It's a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor your heart's health.
Why should you obtain an EKG?
An electrocardiogram is a painless, noninvasive way to help diagnose many common heart problems in people of all ages. Our Physicians may use an electrocardiogram to determine or detect:

Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias)

If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain or a heart attack

Whether you have had a previous heart attack

How well certain heart disease treatments, such as a pacemaker, are working

Who Should Get an EKG?
You may need an ECG if you have any of the following signs and symptoms:
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or confusion
  • Heart palpitations
  • Rapid pulse
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness, fatigue or a decline in ability to exercise
  • Family History of Heart Disease
Benefits
This study is done at the comfort of your home

This test will allow your Physician to catch something that may be serious or require further testing & evaluation with a specialist.

How It Works
Electrodes (sensors) are attached to the chest, arms and legs with suction cups or sticky gel. These electrodes detect the electrical currents generated by the heart – these are measured and recorded by the electrocardiograph.
Learn More
There is no need to restrict food or drink before having an ECG test. Always let your doctor know what medications you are taking before you have an ECG, and if you have any allergies to adhesive tapes that may be used to attach electrodes. When you go for an ECG test, you will need to remove your upper clothing so that electrodes can be attached to your chest and limbs. (For women, wearing a separate top with trousers or a skirt can allow easy access to the chest.) The selected sites are shaved, if necessary.