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A 44-year-old member asked:

is having an electrocardiogram painful?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
No: It may be a little uncomfortable when the electrode pads are removed, since they are secured with a mild adhesive.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
EKG: Not painful, but a bit uncomfortable when adhesive tapes are removed at the end of the test if u have hairy chest.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

Doctor told me my pulse was 146bpm because of pain. How and why does this happen? They put me on a 12 lead. During my 2 hour visit it stayed over 110.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Normal: It's normal physiology for your heart to beat faster during pain (or any stress). The treatment is to treat the cause of the pain. Your heart is doing what it's supposed to do.

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