25 Oct EKG
Also known as ECG or EKG, electrocardiograms are used to detect and record your heart’s electrical activity through small electrode patches attached to the skin. This diagnostic tool helps healthcare professional assess the muscular and electrical functions of the heart, by interpreting the procedure output.
The following represents an example of the information that this non-invasive test provides:
- Measures heart rhythm.
- Presence of thickened heart muscle and other abnormalities in the heart.
- Detects poor flow to the heart muscle (ischemia).
- Detection and study of heart problems such as arrhythmias or irregular heartbeat, heart attacks and heart failures.
- Detects areas of muscle deprived of oxygen and/or dead tissue in the heart.
- It is a follow-up test to several procedures and may be ordered before a patient starts taking a new medication.