Cardiac Diagnostic Services

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

The electrocardiogram (EKG) is a non-invasive test of the electrical activity of the heart. It records the electrical currents that cause contraction of the heart muscle. The electrocardiogram can confirm or discount the clinical diagnosis in determining ventricular enlargement. It can also perform the following:

Patient Risk Factors

None.

Other Information

Sometimes an EKG may reveal abnormal waveforms only during episodes of symptoms, such as angina or during exercise.

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