EKG (Electrocardiogram)

An EKG, or electrocardiogram, is a painless test that records the heart’s electrical activity, or heart rhythm. Physicians can examine the recorded activity to help determine if a patient has had a heart attack, has an irregular heartbeat, a faint heartbeat, or other problems.

Read more about EKG's in our article, "What You Need To Know About Your Heart Test."

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Source:

  1. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/echo/during.html

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