An electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to check for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. It shows the heart’s electrical activity as line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the tracings are called waves. It is used to rule out the cause of unexplained chest pains. It also helps in understanding the functioning of mechanical devices that are implanted in the heart, such as pacemakers.
How does it help?
- Supports Suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack) or new chest pain.
- Helps in Suspected pulmonary embolism or new shortness of breath
- Black out, Syncope (with or without fall)
- Cardiac dysrhythmias (Atrial fibrillation, Flutter, Ventricular tachycardia, Fibrillation)
- Heart blocks, first/second/complete
- Monitors the effects of a heart medication (Digoxin,Potassium supplements)
- Cardiac stress testing