What Is an EKG?

An electrocardiogram (an EKG or ECG) is a recording of the electrical activity of your heart. It is a simple and painless test. This gives your doctor a "snapshot" view of your heart६ectrical activity. This test is done during a routine physical. It is also done when you are having symptoms like chest pain, dizziness, or palpitations.


Why should I have an EKG?

Your EKG tells your doctor much about the health of your heart. Your doctor looks for changes in your EKG to help him or her diagnose many different problems which can produce changes in your EKG, like the following:


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