An ECG is a quick, easy non-invasive test that records the electrical signals generated by the heart. It can provide important information about the heart rhythm, a previous heart attack, thickness of the heart muscle, inadequate oxygen delivery to the heart, or problems with the conduction of electrical signals through the heart.
An ECG may be performed as a routine screening test (for example, before surgery), or in people complaining of problems including: chest pain, palpitations, high blood pressure, or shortness of breath.
The ECG Procedure
The procedure takes approximately five minutes and is done in our consultation rooms by our Nurse Specialist Simone. Multiple small electrodes are placed on the chest and shoulders, and the results are transcribed onto paper by the ECG machine.