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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms: One should get an ECG only when they have symptoms suggestive of heart problems: chest discomfort or pain, palpitations or shortness of breath. Otherw ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
EKG: Is a useful test. It depends what we order it for. All people with hypertension should have a baseline ekg, we like to compare an old ekg when pt gets ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No: It may be a little uncomfortable when the electrode pads are removed, since they are secured with a mild adhesive.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No sensation : Electrocardiograms are not associated with any sensory feelings other than awareness of the leads toughing your skin.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Jogging test: Typically they connect the ekg leads to your chest while you walk then jog on a treadmill in the office. The ekg is produced during all of this.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Check your heart: An ekg (ECG) collects information about how the electrical impulse that maintains your heart rate is transmitted through your heart. It not only shows ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Sticky leads : An ekg is performed by placing wires on your chest and limbs that are attached with a temporary adhesive. Once the leads are attached, it only takes a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Prediction: It is a test that predicts the likelihood of blockages in the arteries. It can also be used for assessment of exercise tolerance or to exclude exercis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
See cardiologist: Typically an exercise ekg is used to evaluate the heart under stress. This would be done if there is a question whether you can handle a stressful eve ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience in Cardiology
ECG Duration: <10', usually 5 or less.
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