What Is an Electrocardiogram (EKG)?


An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a test that monitors the electrical activity in your heart and provides invaluable information regarding your heart health.

Before your EKG, you will lie back while your doctor places small adhesive electrodes on your chest, legs and arms. During the test, the EKG machine reads and records your heart’s electrical activity. The test itself is painless, and only takes a moment. After the test, your cardiologist can determine whether you have an irregular heartbeat (slow or fast) and the amount of electrical conductivity your heart puts out. The EKG is only one method to tell your doctor what your heart is doing.

Cardiac Solutions has several heart centers in and around the Phoenix area, all of which are staffed by skilled and experienced cardiologists. If you suspect that you have heart disease or another serious heart condition, consider getting an EKG at one of our offices. You can call (623) 208-5305 to set up an appointment.  

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