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 or patches (electrodes) are attached to the skin on
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
Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh
K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam
Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical
ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - Cardiology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology & Martin
J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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