An Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that assesses your heart’s electrical activity.
An ECG can identify the presence of an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), investigate symptoms (such as palpitations or loss of consciousness), or find evidence of a “heart attack”.
To perform an ECG, 10 electrodes (sticky dots) are placed on your arms, legs and chest. Bras/crop tops will usually need to be removed for this test to allow accurate placement of electrodes over your heart. You may have your hair shaved or skin cleaned to help the electrodes stick properly. These electrodes are then connected to an ECG machine.
The entire process takes 5-10 minutes.
At the end of the test, the ECG trace is sent to our Cardiologists for reporting.