Electrocardiogram (EKG) at Medical City Plano

This noninvasive test, also known as an EKG or ECG, measures the electrical activity of the heart. You may need an EKG if you are experiencing chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness. You may also have an EKG as part of a routine physical, during a stress test, or prior to heart surgery.

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The test is painless and takes only about five minutes. Several electrical sensing devices, called leads, are placed on various parts of your body. Usually, they are attached by small adhesive patches or suction cups. The leads transmit information that produce a zigzag pattern on a moving strip of paper. Your cardiologist will review the pattern to determine if you have any heart issues that need to be addressed.