Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
A simple, painless test that evaluates the electrical activity of the heart, performed by attaching tiny electrodes to stickers placed on the patient’s arms, legs and chest.
Special preparation required: None
Length of actual test: About 5 minutes
Uses - EKGs are used to evaluate:
• The rhythm of the heart
• The heart muscle for signs of disease or injury
• Symptomatic complaints, including palpitations, dizziness, fainting and chest pain
• The effect of medications on heart rate and rhythm
Sedation/anesthesia required: No
Post-testing restrictions: Your child will be able to resume normal activities immediately.