An electrocardiogram, commonly known as an ECG or EKG is a common medical test used to determine the problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An ECG or EKG records how your heart is functioning by measuring its electrical activity through the placement of small sensors on the chest, arms, and lower legs. It can help to show abnormal movements or working of the heart.

EKG’s are safe, painless, and non-invasive, with almost no side effects. Results are obtained quickly and interpreted easily by individuals with appropriate medical training.

Why Are ECG’s are Done?

  • Symptoms that may lead to your doctor ordering an ECG include:
    • Chest discomfort or pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Weakness
    • Nausea
    • History of fainting
    • Irregular heartbeats
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Structural deficiencies of the heart

What to Expect During the ECG?

A standard ECG takes only a few minutes. You have to lie on an examination table. Various electrodes, often 12 to 15, will be attached to your arms, legs, and chest. These electrodes are sticky patches applied with a gel, and this gel helps to detect and conduct the electrical currents of your heart. Lead wires will connect to the electrodes, and the ECG machine will start. The actual process of data collection takes no more than a few seconds.

Why SRS Diagnostics?

At SRS Diagnostics, it is the passion and commitment of our people that unites us every day and motivates us to ensure our patients receive the very best. Our commitment to our patients and their families is to create ground-breaking tests to predict illnesses, prevent diseases, and save lives.