Electrocardiogram

 

Also know as "EKG." This is a non-invasive diagnostic test that measures electrical activity of the heart. Many heart conditions can be detected by looking for certain patterns on the EKG.

A small area of chest hair may be shaved to prepare the area for the adhesive patches that attach to the chest area. Leads are attached to each extremity and on the front of the chest. The test takes about 5 minutes and is painless.

 
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