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What is an ECG

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Flecainide: Is a potent medication used to treat an abnormal heartbeat and prevent arrhythmias. The caveat is that it can prolong your QT interval and cause a li ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience 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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: Ecg shows the hearts electrical activity. It diagnoses rhythm and suggests other heart information.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Quite different: An ekg records how the electrical impulse is transmitted through your heart's conduction system. An angiogram is looking at blood flow through the ves ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Electicalvs.BloodDye: E=electrical, c=cardio (heart) g=gram (picture), also ekg, i.e. A the pattern of electrical voltage differences between different skin surface locatio ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: ECG is a basic test in cardiac diagnosis. If your cardiac problem is arrhythmia, the ECG is crucial/essential. Because of the complex nature of heart ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Heart rhythm test: ECG (electrocardiogram) and EKG (elektrokardiogramm - German spelling) are the same thing. The English language includes words originating from many ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Heart Issues: If there is any question of a heart problem, this is a standard test.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tool: That allows a physician to look at the electrical activity traveling within the heart from 12 different angles.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
Upload it: Ask tech support to help you upload it. Why at age 19 did you have to have an ECG. If you were having chest pains get a 2D ECHO FOR MITRAL PROLAPSE. S ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Cone
18 years experience Cardiology
Yes: While "much" is a relative statement, a 3 lead ECG should be able to help the physician determine your heart rhythm.

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