Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Electrocardiograms or EKGs are done to determine if a patient has heart disease or may be at risk for heart disease. EKGs are quick and painless and are done by attaching electrodes to chest, arms, and legs to detect the electrical activity of the heart.

With an EKG, your doctor can:

  • Check heart rhythm
  • Check for abnormalities of the heart
  • Determine if there is poor blood flow
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