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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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Dr. William Singer
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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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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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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 are they looking for on an ecg?

ECG: The e electrocardiogram (ecg or ekg) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By positioning leads (electrical sensing devices) on the body in standardized locations, information about many heart conditions can be learned by looking for characteristic patterns on ecg. ...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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What is resting ecg?

What is resting ecg?

EKG: Standard is to perform lying supine. We have a different form called exercise ECG which is done with exercise of course. ...Read more

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Would a ECG show myocarditis?

Would a ECG show myocarditis?

Often it does ..: Typically there ARE changes on the electrocardiogram in myocarditis: diffuse T wave inversions and saddle-shaped ST segment elevations. Other common blood tests including C-reactive protein, sed rate, & myocardial damage markers may be positive. The only 100% accurate diagnostic test of myocarditis is a myocardial biopsy--biopsy of the heart lining and muscle done via angiography. ...Read more

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