Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)

An electrocardiogram is used to monitor your heart. Each beat of your heart is triggered by an electrical impulse normally generated from special cells in the upper right chamber of your heart.

An electrocardiogram — also called an ECG or EKG — records these electrical signals as they travel through your heart. Our doctors can use the electrocardiogram to look for patterns among these heartbeats and rhythms to diagnose various heart conditions.

An electrocardiogram is a noninvasive, painless test. The results of your electrocardiogram will likely be reported the same day it’s performed, and your doctor will discuss them with you afterwards.

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