ECGs may be done for the following reasons:
ECGs record the heart’s electrical activity. This involves a series of conductive leads placed on the chest and limbs and is a non-invasive, painless procedure taking just a few minutes. The results of an ECG will then be interpreted by a GP and possibly referred onto a cardiologist for management.
Patients are advised to wear loose fitting clothes for an ECG. This will take 10 minutes with a nurse and then a consult with a doctor afterwards.
ECGs may be a requirement for various assessments done in the Practice such as:
An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of your heart. This test is commonly used to diagnose and monitor a variety of heart conditions, including arrhythmias, heart attacks, and heart failure.
During an ECG test, small electrodes are attached to your chest which record the electrical activity of your heart. The test is painless, and only takes a few minutes to complete. Once the test is finished, your doctor will interpret the results and discuss them with you.
If any abnormalities are detected during your ECG, your doctor will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan. The doctor may recommend further testing or refer you to a specialist if necessary.
At 7Springs Medical Practice, we’re committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Our ECG services are just one of the many ways we ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients. If you require an ECG for any other reason, please don’t hesitate to contact us to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.