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What is an EKG

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from d ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: Ecg shows the hearts electrical activity. It diagnoses rhythm and suggests other heart information.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from d ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ecg: One measures heart electrical activity, the other measures brain electrical activity.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lorino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Electrocardiogram: Did you just say you are a firefighter? Seems an unusual question.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Heart evaluation: An EKG (also more properly known as an ecg) is an electrical tracing of your heart in 12 different positions ("12 lead ecg"). It is used to determine ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See you doctor: You have to go over these with your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Electrical activity: Ekg is a graph of the electrical activity of the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Electricity travelling toward an ekg electrode records a posit ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Can't explain easily: That's what medical school & residency is for.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Heart health: Ekg is a measure of the electrical activity of the heart from which experts make deduction about the presence and type of heart disease. Ekg cannot d ... Read More
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