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What is an electrocardiogram (ecg) used for?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
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 the rate of your hearbeat and its regularity or lack of, but can also give information about the size and strength of the chambers of your heart and sometimes about whether the heart muscle has been damaged, is receiving enough blood, etc.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
ECG: Ecg shows the hearts electrical activity. It diagnoses rhythm and suggests other heart information.

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