- Electrocardiograms (ECG, or EKG) are typically performed in a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital bed but can now be performed in the comfort of the patient’s own home!
- We provide standard 12 lead electrocardiograms, a tracing will be provided for review by an attending physician who will immediately share the results with the prescribing physician.
- If requested, an interpretation from a board-certified cardiologist or internist can also be provided.
WHAT IS AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM?
An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive, painless procedure that displays the electrical activity of the heart. A nurse or technician will attach sticky patches, or electrodes, to the skin to monitor electrical activity in the body that corresponds to the body’s heart rhythms. The electrical activity is recorded as waves on a graph, with different patterns corresponding to each electrical phase of the heartbeat. A cardiologist will review these graphs in order to diagnose any suspected heart conditions, check on the effects of medications, or monitor devices affecting the heart rhythm and rate. These examinations can be performed routinely to obtain information to use as a basis for later comparisons.