ECG or EKG
12 LEAD ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG)
ECG (electrocardiograph) is a device used to record on graph paper the electrical activity of the heart. Cardiologists at Advanced Heart And Vein Center use ECG to assess your heart rhythm, diagnose poor blood flow to the heart muscle (ischemia), diagnose a heart attack, and diagnose abnormalities of your heart, such as heart chamber enlargement and abnormal electrical conduction.
Preparing for the test:
Do not put on oily/greasy skin creams or lotions
Wear a comfortable, loose-fitting shirt
Your ECG patterns will be kept on file for comparison with future ECG recordings
To learn more about ECG for yourself or a loved one, or if you have been advised by your doctor to get an ECG, make an appointment for an evaluation with one of our cardiologists Dr. Molavi, Dr. Sharma or Dr. Khan.