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How often must people get an electrocardiogram (ecg)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Symptoms

One should get an ECG only when they have symptoms suggestive of heart problems: chest discomfort or pain, palpitations or shortness of breath.
Otherwise, one can discover incidental findings that would lead to more (often inappropriate) tests.

In brief: Symptoms

One should get an ECG only when they have symptoms suggestive of heart problems: chest discomfort or pain, palpitations or shortness of breath.
Otherwise, one can discover incidental findings that would lead to more (often inappropriate) tests.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends on risk

Factors and underlying cardiac condition or new symptoms.

In brief: Depends on risk

Factors and underlying cardiac condition or new symptoms.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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