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This is a simple test also known as an EKG or ECG to determine the electrical activity in the heart. It is useful in determining if there are irregular heartbeats and if there is a prior heart attack.
During the ECG test electrodes will be attached to your arms, legs and chest. The electrodes (sticky patches applied with a gel) will connect to some wires to help detect and conduct the electrical currents of your heart. This important test normally only takes a few minutes.
The cardiologist will look for a consistent, even heart rhythm and a heart rate between 50 and 100 beats a minute.
Read more: 12-lead Electrocardiogram (EKG)
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There is no special preparation required for an ECG. However, wearing clothing that gives easy access to the chest is helpful. You should come as you are and eat or drink as you normally do.
The ECG recording will be submitted to your nearby cardiology location. Dr. Steven Reisman, who is a specially-trained doctor in reading these recordings will interpret the recording and will then provide you & your physician with a written report of his findings.Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Death Aortic Valve Surgery Women and Heart Disease Aspirin in the Prevention of Heart Disease
The results of your ECG will determine your treatment if any. Treatment depends on the diagnosed condition but may include, for example:
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