An Electrocardiogram is a procedure which is fast, safe and painless thorough examination that detects and records the heart's electrical activity. This test helps to determine symptoms of heart diseases and potential risks of cardiac enlargements. Essentially, it aids in assessing the heart's rhythm and rate.
Why do you need Electrocardiogram (ECG)?
Your doctor will recommend an Electrocardiogram to examine the heart's rate and rhythm. Also this might ordered before your scheduled surgery to check the effects of pacemakes, or as a normal routine check-up after a cardiac surgery.
After obtaining the results, your doctor will be able to determine heart problems including irregular heartbeat, irregular blood flow to the heart muscle, cardiac birth defects, and heart valve disease. Essentially, these results will help your doctor to assess if a section of the heart is enlarged or is overworked.