United Hospital System is a leader in cardiovascular care. We provide the latest tests and procedures to diagnose and treat heart and vascular conditions.
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To evaluate the heart's function by viewing its electrical activity.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a painless, non-invasive test whereby the doctor visualizes the electrical impulses of your heart. The technician will place a total of approximately 10 electrode patches on the skin of your arms, legs and chest (sometimes it is necessary to shave small areas of body hair in order to get a good reading). These electrode patches are hooked up to an electrocardiography machine which displays the electrical activity of your heart.
This test can give your doctor the following information about the functioning of your heart:
In the cardiology non-invasive testing center.
Approximately 15 minutes.