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Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on a patient’s body.
Heart Problems Diagnosed by ECG
- Enlargement of the heart
- Congenital heart defects involving the conducting (electrical) system
- Abnormal rhythm (arrhythmia) – rapid, slow or irregular heart beats
- Damage to the heart such as when one of the heart’s arteries is blocked (coronary occlusion)
- Poor blood supply to the heart
- Abnormal position of the heart
- Heart inflammation – pericarditis or myocarditis
- Cardiac arrest during emergency room or intensive care monitoring
- Disturbances of the heart’s conducting system
- Imbalances in the blood chemicals (electrolytes) that control heart activity.
What you will need to be scheduled for an ECG test:
- A referral letter from your GP
- Medicare Card
What should I do after an ECG test ?
A cardiologist will assess your results and a report will be sent to your GP (usually within 72 Hours).