An ECG or Electrocardiogram is a simple, non-invasive procedure that records heart rate and its rhythms. ECG is done to look or check for known heart conditions or how healthy the heart is before or after surgery.
You should inform your doctor what medicines you take as these might affect the test results.
Men will need to shave excessive chest hair.
You are settled comfortably in an area where your privacy is respected throughout the procedure. You will be given a hospital gown to change into.
You will also need to remove your ornaments, accessories, purse, belt etc.
The technologist will apply the conducting gel on the chest area and then attach electrodes on your chest, hands and legs. Wires connect the electrodes to the ECG machine. In the case of female patients, this procedure is performed by a female technologist only.
The procedure is completely painless and takes not more than 10 to 15 mins.
The machine will measure and record your heart’s electrical activity and print out the results.
The technologist will then remove the electrodes and wipe off the excess gel with tissues.
Post-procedure, you may proceed with your daily routine activities.
Your report will be issued soon after the procedure at the reception.