An electrocardiogram is commonly referred to as EKG or ECG test – This instant, safe, and non-invasive testing procedure is immensely effective when assessing and determining the overall functioning health of a heart, making it one of the most essential of tests.
Manhattan Medical Arts offers a board-certified team of top-tier cardiologists who ensure to provide high-quality health care services, convenience, and a comfortable experience – All under one roof.
What is an ECG Test?
An electrical impulse is what causes a heartbeat by making certain muscles contract, which drives the blood flow in and out of the heart’s chambers, both upper and lower – So, an “Electrocardiogram” can be defined as a diagnostic testing procedure that enables us to measure the electrical activity of a functioning heart.
The electrical impulses in the heart are generally referred to as waves, so when these electrical impulses in the heart are evaluated using an EKG test, the physicians can observe the timing of the waves through the upper and lower chambers of the heart. And so, if your EKG strip reflects any irregularities in the waves, it enables your physician to identify the concern.
Purpose of an ECG Test
An ECG test might be required as part of an employee induction process, or even as an annual routine checkup – However, more commonly, when physicians recommend an ECG test, it is based on certain symptoms for heart diseases, such as:
- Pain in chest
- Irregular breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
ECG tests enable our physicians to identify several cardiovascular health problems – for instance, irregularities in a patient’s heartbeat is one the chief findings of this test. Moreover, it also allows cardiologists to diagnose:
- Congenital heart disease
- Cardiac masses
- Heart disease
- Valve disease
- Heart murmur
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
How Does an EKG Test Gets Done?
An electrocardiogram test at Manhattan Medical Arts is a non-surgical and an absolutely painless procedure that does not require more than a few minutes. Based on what you are wearing, our health care staff might have to get you dressed in a hospital gown for easy access, since the physician requires access to your chest.
Performing this test requires our medical staff to use electrical wires, known as electrodes, and attach them to the patient’s arms, legs, and chest – which then starts recording the electrical activities of the heart, reflecting the pace and regularity of the heartbeats, chamber’s structural flaws, along with the heart’s thickness. The results of an EKG test are then further analyzed based on the abnormalities and indications it projects to provide the appropriate treatment in a timely manner.
Note: Patients are highly recommended to remain as still as possible while the test is being conducted, since moving muscles might hinder the results.
Electrocardiogram at Manhattan Medical Arts
Manhattan Medical Arts offers instant and painless electrocardiogram tests to assess and determine the health of your heart.
With an objective to maintain the highest standards of healthcare and medical safety, our staff does their best every single day, while ensuring the availability of efficient and cost-effective healthcare services that meets the expectations of our patients and keeps them satisfied and comfortable.
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