What is EKG Testing?
Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing is a non-invasive medical test that uses electrodes placed on the chest, arms, and legs to record the electrical activity of the heart. This test is used to detect and diagnose heart problems, such as irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias, heart attacks, and other heart-related conditions. An EKG test is a simple and painless procedure that can provide valuable information about your heart’s health.
The test is performed by attaching small, adhesive electrodes to the skin on your chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes are connected to an EKG machine that records your heart’s electrical activity. The test typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.
No, an EKG test is a painless and non-invasive procedure. You may feel a slight discomfort when the electrodes are removed, but this should be brief and mild.
Yes, you can eat and drink normally before an EKG test. However, you should avoid consuming caffeine or smoking cigarettes for at least two hours before the test.
An EKG test can detect a variety of heart problems, including irregular heartbeats, heart attacks, and other heart-related conditions.
The results of an EKG test are typically available immediately after the test. Your doctor will review the results and discuss them with you during your appointment.