EKG

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About Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a device that records the electrical activity of the heart. The heart generates very small electrical impulses that spread through the heart muscle making it contract. It is the irregularities in these impulses that an EKG detects.

Your Jackson Heights Cardiologist will place small pads on your chest, arms and legs. These pads detect tiny electrical changes in the heart. The pads are connected to a special recording machine with leads that relay the heart rate as well as heart rhythm to the machine. The machine detects the signals coming through, amplifies them as well as prints them out on a special paper or a computer. The entire procedure is painless and takes between 5- 10 minutes.

The results of the EKG will help your heart doctor in Jackson Heights to diagnose:

What To Do Before EKG Test

It is important to note that a normal EKG does not necessarily rule out the possibility of any abnormalities. For example, in some patients, irregular heartbeats do not occur all the time. It is possible in such cases that the heart is beating regularly during the test and therefore the output is normal. For this reason, you may be required to undergo other cardiology tests at your Jackson Heights cardiology center.

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