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What is an electrocardiogram (ecg) used for?

What is an electrocardiogram (ecg) used for?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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How often must people get an electrocardiogram (ecg)?

How often must people get an electrocardiogram (ecg)?

ECG: Once you have a baseline ecg, you really only need others for changes in status. If nothing new appears to be going on to evaluate, you don't really need another one. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an exercise electrocardiogram (ecg)?

What are the risks of having an exercise electrocardiogram (ecg)?

Very safe: If exercise is going to make you seriously sick, it'll happen where they'll probably be able to resuscitate you -- disease discovered would have caught up with you soon enough without anyone on-scene to help. But mostly -- congratulations on considering a fitness screen -- my hope is that it'll inspire you to exercise to your maximum as often as you can. ...Read more

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What is the 12. Lead ecg?

ECG: It stands for electrocardiogram. It is used to measure the movement of electrical signals in the heart. When working appropriately, this enables your heart to beat and pump blood to the rest of the body. When the heart is damaged or the electrical system is malfunctioning, ECG can pick up changes. ...Read more

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Hi,can i send YOU my ecg?

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. Suggest trying magnesium 400 to 600 mg a day and Fish Oil 1000 mg 2x a day with meals ...Read more

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Can 3 lead ECG show much?

Yes: While "much" is a relative statement, a 3 lead ECG should be able to help the physician determine your heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Why my ECG show so bizarre?

Why my ECG show so bizarre?

ECG: That would be a question to ask the physician who read your ecg. We on healthtap have not seen your study. Sometimes leads can be attached to the patient incorrectly, leading to a "bizarre" ecg. Please talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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