EKG or electrocardiogram is done to determine the heart health especially the electrical activity by attaching the electrodes to the chest, arms and other body parts to get the results of EKG. The finding comes out in the form of waves. The entire process takes just 5 to 10 minutes, and it is completely safe and painless.
The EKG is widely used for
- Check your heart rhythm
- See if you have poor blood flow to your heart muscle (this is called ischemia)
- Diagnose a heart attack
- Check on things that are abnormal, such as thickened heart muscle
The doctor might also order an EKG to check for any of the following:
- Damage to the heart’s tissues
- Chemical or electrolyte imbalances
- An irregular heartbeat
- Enlarged or thickened muscles in the walls of the heart’s chambers
How to prepare?
Coming for the Echo, you should avoid all foods, beverages, and medications with caffeine. If you are suffering from any diseases or any medical condition, then talk to medical assistants at the time of appointment. On the same day of the test, before the test do not eat or drink anything else. Only water is allowed. It is advised to wear loose-fitted clothing. Anyone coming for transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) should accompany with someone as you might be an influence of a sedative.