An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is a test that measures
the electrical signals that control heart rhythm. The test measures how electrical
impulses move through the heart muscle as it contracts and relaxes.
electrocardiogram, small pads (electrodes) are attached to the skin on the chest,
arms, and legs. The electrodes are also connected to a machine that translates the
electrical activity into line tracings on paper. These tracings are often analyzed
by the machine and then carefully reviewed by a doctor for abnormalities.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology &
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & George J. Philippides, MD, FACC - Cardiology
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