An Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a valuable medical test used to detect and diagnose various heart conditions. This non-invasive procedure involves attaching electrodes to the chest, arms, and legs, which allows the ECG machine to record electrical signals produced by the heart.
By analysing these signals, healthcare professionals can identify abnormalities in heart rhythm, detect heart muscle damage, and assess the overall health of the heart. An ECG is widely recommended by general practitioners (GPs) for patients with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. It is also useful for individuals experiencing symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, or fainting spells.
With the information provided by an ECG, doctors can make informed decisions about treatment options, monitor the effectiveness of treatment plans, or determine the need for further cardiac investigations.
An ECG can be performed in the clinic with no specific preparation required. A doctor and nurse is usually present during your test. Book an appointment online or contact us for more information.