Measure your Heart’s Electrical Activity
What Happens at a Electrocardiogram
During this quick and painless procedure, you will wear a hospital gown and an ECG technician will attach electrodes to various places on your chest, arms, and legs.
The ECG technician may need to shave some small areas to ensure the electrodes stick.
You will need to lie still and breathe normally while the machine records your heart’s electrical activity. This usually takes about 10 minutes on average to complete.
Heart Problem Detective
Why Do I Need an ECG
- You've Experience Chest Pain
- Trouble Breathing
- Tired or Weak More than Normal
- Heart Fluttering
- Your Heart Appears to Beat Unevenly
- Unusual Sounds When Listening to Your Heart