What is an Electrocardiogram (ECG) ?
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that examines the electrical conduction of the heart by looking at the heart rhythm.
How is the ECG procedure done?
- The patient lies down on the bed and ten small electrodes are placed in certain areas on the chest, arms and legs.
- Wires are then attached to these electrodes and a ten second ECG is performed as the patient lies still.
- The ECG is quick and painless and generally only takes a couple of minutes.
How do I prepare for the test?
- There is no preparation for an ECG.
When will I receive my results?
The Technician who performs the procedure will arrange for a Cardiologist to review the results immediately. A report will be forwarded to your referring Doctor. The report of ECG will usually be available within 24-48 hours.