An EKG is a diagnostic test that analyzes the electrical activity of the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches) are placed at certain locations on the patient's chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to the EKG/ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the patient's heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out for the physician's information and further interpretation.
No special preparation is required prior to testing. EKGs are being performed in all of our office locations.