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What are ekg's for?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Electrical activity

Electrical activity of the heart can evaluate heart rate, rhythm, health of conduction tissue in the heart and also clue one nto other heart diseases such as ischemia, hypertrophy, enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy.
An ekg referrs to a tracing of such electrical activity from multiple vectors.

In brief: Electrical activity

Electrical activity of the heart can evaluate heart rate, rhythm, health of conduction tissue in the heart and also clue one nto other heart diseases such as ischemia, hypertrophy, enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy.
An ekg referrs to a tracing of such electrical activity from multiple vectors.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heart evaluation

An EKG (also more properly known as an ecg) is an electrical tracing of your heart in 12 different positions ("12 lead ecg").
It is used to determine the the history and health of your heart.

In brief: Heart evaluation

An EKG (also more properly known as an ecg) is an electrical tracing of your heart in 12 different positions ("12 lead ecg").
It is used to determine the the history and health of your heart.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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