An electrocardiogram is a recording of activity of the heart. Electrodes will be place on your chest and connected to wires on an EKG machine. This can reveal abnormal heart rhythms and provide information about the extent and location of injury to your heart.
Why you are having this procedure (symptoms/indications):
Chest pain or discomfort, abnormal heart beats, heart racing or beating irregular, high blood pressure, heart failure, heart disease, heart block, and/or passing out.
Prep for the procedure:
It is best to avoid wearing lotions or skin creams to your office visit. This can interfere with the way the electrodes make contact with the skin.
What to expect:
To lie or sit still on the exam table for approximately one to two minutes.