Electrocardiogram

What is it?

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An Electrocardiogram, also known as ECG or EKG or Electrocardio-graphy, records the electrical activity of the heart including the timing and duration of each electrical phase in your heartbeat.

Reason for Test

  • Determines that a heart attack has occurred.
  • Helps predict if a heart attack is developing.
  • Monitors changes in heart rhythm.

How should I prepare for it?

You can eat and do routine activities before the test but no caffeine for 4 hours prior (no tea, coffee, decaffeinated products, chocolate, soda pop or medications containing caffeine).

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