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An Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a diagnostic device used to record the electrical activity of the heart.

Doctors will recommend an ECG to:

  • See if you are having or have had a heart attack
  • Look for other heart conditions which may not have shown any symptoms
  • To investigate for possible causes of chest pain, difficulty breathing or dizziness
  • Assess your heart rhythm
  • Diagnose poor blood flow to the heart muscle (ischemia)
  • Check how healthy your heart is before surgery

What to expect during an ECG test

  • During a resting ECG, a technician will attach 10 electrodes with adhesive pads to the skin of your chest, arms and legs. Men may have chest hair shaved to allow a better connection. You will lie flat while the computer creates a picture, on graph paper, of the electrical impulses traveling through your heart.
  • It takes about 10 minutes to attach the electrodes and complete the test, but the actual recording takes only a few seconds.
  • Having an ECG will not hurt.

Preparing for an ECG

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