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  1. An EKG (electrocardiogram) is a simple test that detects and records the electrical activity of the heart.
  2. An EKG (also ECG) is a painless test that uses electrodes placed on the skin to record the heart's electrical activity.
  3. An EKG is usually done along with a medical history and physical examination, lab tests, and a chest X-ray.
  4. An EKG (also called ECG) is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart.
  5. An EKG (electrocardiogram) is the most common test used to diagnose arrhythmias.

Ekg Technician

  1. The EKG technician will need to have your child's chest uncovered in order to perform the test.
  2. The procedure involves placing seven electrodes connected to a small, lightweight recorder on your chest by an EKG technician.

Portable Ekg Monitor

  1. For Holter monitoring, technicians place electrodes on the patient's chest and attach a portable EKG monitor to the patient's belt.

Ekg Reading

  1. You will be taught to press a button to record your EKG reading when your symptoms occur. (Web site)

Ekg Readings

  1. During exercise stress testing, your blood pressure and EKG readings are monitored while you walk or run on a treadmill or pedal a bicycle.

Ambulatory Electrocardiogram

  1. An ambulatory electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart while you do your usual activities. (Web site)

Ekg Results

  1. EKG results for ventricular tachycardia differ markedly from supraventricular tachycardia results.
  2. This time the question, stethoscope and diagnostic options return, and you can also check out EKG results.

Ambulatory Ekg

  1. This is referred to by several names, including ambulatory electrocardiography, ambulatory EKG, Holter monitoring, 24-hour EKG, or cardiac event monitoring.
  2. If this is the case, an ambulatory EKG may be required.

Ekg Findings

  1. With an exercise study, hopefully the EKG findings will be positive for ischemia.
  2. The purpose of a holter monitor is to determine the effectiveness of medication therapy, evaluate arrhythmias, or to correlate a symptom with EKG findings.
  3. Abnormal heart rhythms can result, and EKG findings of a short QT interval and a widened T wave suggest hypercalcemia. (Web site)

Standard Ekg

  1. A standard EKG only records the heartbeat for a few seconds.
  2. You will have standard EKG leads attached to your chest just as for an electrocardiogram.

Ekg Machine

  1. For exercise, you will either walk on a treadmill or pedal on a stationary bicycle while being monitored by an EKG machine. (Web site)
  2. The equipment used includes the EKG machine, skin electrodes, and lead wires which attach the electrodes to the EKG machine.
  3. The EKG machine is then started and records the heart's electrical activity for a minute or so.


  1. During an EKG, small electrode patches are attached to the skin on the chest. (Web site)


  1. A belt with wires will be attached to the patches in order to hook you up to the EKG machine. (Web site)


  1. The technician will perform a resting EKG, measure your resting heart rate and take your blood pressure. (Web site)


  1. When symptoms occur, you press a button to start the EKG recording. (Web site)
  2. Holter monitor - An EKG recording done over a period of 24 or more hours. (Web site)
  3. An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart.


  1. Long QT may not be present on every EKG, but should certainly show up when the heart rate is over 120. (Web site)
  2. The electrical patterns recorded by the EKG machine can even show your doctor whether the block is located in the right or left bundle branch. (Web site)


  1. In some cases, an EKG indicates that a person is actually having a heart attack. (Web site)
  2. In most cases, there is no reason why you should not be able to get an EKG.


  1. Your EKG and blood pressure will be checked for about 5 to 10 minutes during this time. (Web site)
  2. To diagnose arrhythmias that come and go, your doctor may have you wear a portable EKG monitor that can record the heartbeat for longer periods of time.
  3. This allows the monitor to record your heart for a longer time than a standard EKG.


  1. EKG: how fast and strong the heart is beating; chaotic beat above 350 is a-fib.


  1. ECG: Abbreviation for electrocardiogram or EKG. The K is from "kardio" (in German).


  1. Learn what happened to a young man when a heart doctor failed to trust his EKG machine and the computer that interpreted the EKG results.
  2. Even if your EKG results are normal, you may still have a medical condition that's causing palpitations. (Web site)
  3. EKG results also can suggest other disorders that affect heart function. (Web site)


  1. The electrocardiogram (EKG) was negative for myocardial infarction and computed tomography excluded aortic dissection and other causes of acute abdomen.


  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG): A noninvasive, diagnostic test that assesses the electrical activity of the heart muscle (myocardium). (Web site)


  1. This type of monitoring uses a portable EKG machine to record the electrical activity of your heart while you go about your daily routine. (Web site)
  2. A type of EKG, this test is performed on recent heart attack patients and individuals who have experienced unexplained blackouts.
  3. An ambulatory EKG is a type of portable, continuous EKG monitor.


  1. An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart. (Web site)


  1. Doctors use a test called an EKG (electrocardiogram) to help diagnose heart block.
  2. Some doctors think that people older than age 35 need a baseline EKG before problems develop.


  1. When the EKG abnormalities mentioned above occur in certain of the 12 EKG leads, then the MI can be localized to a certain region of the heart.
  2. Xray of the chest and possibly an EKG are also used to evaluate the heart and lungs for abnormalities caused by heartworm disease.
  3. An EKG can help your doctor diagnose a heart attack and evaluate abnormalities such as an enlarged heart. (Web site)


  1. Changes in an EKG from the normal tracing can indicate one or more of several heart-related conditions.
  2. Your doctor also may ask you to have an EKG (electrocardiogram) to check for changes in your heart's electrical activity.
  3. Unfortunately, many normal variants can mimic the changes in pericarditis or the EKG may be normal.


  1. An electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) helps the physician evaluate the electrical activity of the heart.
  2. An EKG can not only tell a physician if an MI is present but can also show the approximate location of the heart attack and often which artery is involved.
  3. During each phase, you will be connected to an EKG, monitored by a physician, and your blood pressure will be frequently monitored by a registered nurse.

Emergency Room

  1. Electrocardiogram (EKG) —Whether the chest pains are evaluated in a doctor's office or an emergency room, an EKG is almost always performed. (Web site)


  1. You may receive an EKG as part of a physical examination at your health professional's office or during a series of tests at a hospital or clinic.
  2. An exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is usually done in a doctor's office, clinic, or hospital lab by a health professional or doctor.


  1. If you are given lab results and Electrocardiogram (EKG) by your doctor, please be sure to give them to the nurse when you arrive. (Web site)
  2. An EKG technician, nurse, or physician will place 12 separate electrodes (small plastic patches) at specific locations on your chest, arms, and legs.


  1. An electrocardiogram (EKG), chest x-ray, and blood studies will all be done before your catheterization.
  2. Topics include electrocardiogram also called the EKG or ECG and catheterization.

Cardiac Catheterization

  1. Other tests include EKG (electrocardiogram), chest x ray, pulse oximetry, and cardiac catheterization.
  2. Performing diagnostic tests, including an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), exercise stress tests, cardiac catheterization and others. (Web site)

Heart Disease

  1. Characteristic changes occur on the EKG if heart disease is present.


  1. At this point there may be signs of ventricular strain pattern on the EKG, suggesting subendocardial ischemia. (Web site)


  1. An EKG and chest X-ray are also performed if the cause of palpitations is suspected to be due to heart disease or a respiratory disease.
  2. Because the palpitations are unlikely to occur during a standard EKG, Holter monitoring is often performed. (Web site)


  1. An abnormal medical history, physical exam, or EKG may lead to further testing, depending on how likely it is that you have heart disease.
  2. Sometimes an EKG is ordered as part of a regular physical exam.

Ventricular Tachycardia

  1. If an electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) can be performed while ventricular tachycardia is occurring, it often provides the most useful information. (Web site)
  2. The diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia is made based on the rhythm seen on either a 12 lead EKG or a telemetry rhythm strip. (Web site)
  3. Diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia is made through EKG interpretation.


  1. EKG, exercise treadmill, stress echocardiography, stress thallium, and cardiac catheterization are important in the diagnosis of angina. (Web site)
  2. However, an EKG may be normal between attacks of angina.
  3. Cardiac side effects: hypertension, rapid heartbeat, syncope; EKG abnormalities, angina, heart attack.


  1. An EKG did not show any signs of ischemia (as mentioned above).
  2. Analysis of a particular portion of the EKG signal which may indicate a problem with poor blood flow to the heart muscle, (called ischemia).
  3. The EKG during infusion of adenosine was positive for ischemia.


  1. Heart tests, including EKG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography, are used to find any conditions that might get worse after the transplant. (Web site)

Diagnostic Tests

  1. In any age patients, AMI can have a variety of presentations, and diagnostic tests such as an EKG may still be normal. (Web site)


  1. Results of ambulatory EKG monitoring usually are interpreted by a cardiologist. (Web site)


  1. An EKG shows the heart's activity and may reveal a lack of oxygen (ischemia).

Heart Muscle

  1. The occurrence of chest pain during exercise can be correlated with changes on the EKG which demonstrate the lack of oxygen to the heart muscle. (Web site)
  2. ECG. The ECG (also known as EKG or electrocardiogram) can tell how much damage has occurred to your heart muscle and where it has occurred. (Web site)
  3. The resting electrocardiogram (EKG) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart muscle, and can detect heart muscle which is in need of oxygen. (Web site)


  1. An EKG shows how fast the heart is beating and whether the heart's rhythm is steady or irregular.


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