ECG

ECG

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An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. It's a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems. An ECG shows the heart's electrical activity as line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the tracings are called waves. A standard 12 lead ECG is used for the test


Why is ECG done ?

Your doctor will ask for ECG to- (a) look for cause of chest pain (b) identify irregular heartbeat (c) evaluate problems that may be heart related like shortness of breath, severe tiredness, dizziness, fainting (d) evaluate health of heart before surgery (e) see how the implanted pacemaker is working (f) baseline of heart function during physical examination

ECG Instructions

CCO:
No fasting is required. Inform the patient to avoid drinking cold water or beverages before the procedure. Avoid exercising on the day of procedure.

SLAs:
For Other Radiology test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Other Radiology test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
Confirm the compliance of preparations required. Ask the patient to remove any jewellery and metals present on the body.

SLAs:
For Other Radiology test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Other Radiology test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is ECG ?

ECG is a test which evaluates any problems with the electrical activity of heart. The spikes and dips in the tracings are called waves. It is done in patients in case of symptoms such as dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), chest pain (angina), fainting, palpitations or when someone can feel their own heart beat. An ECG can be used to assess if the patient has had a heart attack or evidence of a previous heart attack. It can also be used to reveal rhythm problems such as the cause of a slow or fast heart beat, thickening of heart muscle etc.