ECG

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

An ECG is used to measure:

  • Any damage to the heart
  • How fast your heart is beating and whether it is beating normally
  • The effects of drugs or devices used to control the heart (such as a pacemaker)
  • The size and position of your heart chambers

An ECG is usually the first test done to determine whether a person has heart disease. Your doctor may order this test if:

  • You have chest pain or palpitations
  • You are scheduled for surgery
  • You have had heart problems in the past
  • You have a strong history of heart disease in the family

Contact us today to find out how WNC Medical can use an ECG to help diagnose your medical issues.