Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Most common cardiac test which measures electrical activity of the heart.

Performed to evaluate:

  • Heart Rate and rhythm

  • Patients experiencing chest pain, irregular heart rhythms

  • Inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle

  • Detects prior heart attacks

  • Effectiveness of cardiac medications

  • Pacemaker function


  • 10 electrodes (adhesive patches) will be applied to your chest arms and legs

  • Electrodes are connected to wires attached to an EKG machine

  • Recording obtained

  • Wires and electrodes are removed

Preparation for Test: None

Time for Testing: 15 Minutes