An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a commonly used, non-invasive procedure for recording of the electrical activity of the heart. Electrocardiography is the starting point for detecting many cardiac problems (chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, etc.). It is used routinely in physical examinations and for monitoring the patient’s condition during and after surgery, as well as during intensive care. It is the basic measurement used for tests such as exercise tolerance.
At Atulaya, we own the most well-known technology for conducting an ECG ? the Cardioart ECG twelve channel ECG machines, which allow simultaneous acquisition of all the twelve leads for a reliable analysis.
The ECG works mostly by detecting and amplifying the tiny electrical changes on the skin that are caused when the heart muscle “depolarises” during each heart beat.
Before the leads are attached, the skin is cleaned to obtain good electrical contact at the electrode positions and, occasionally, shaving the chest may be necessary.
The leads are attached to the ECG machine which then records and interprets the electrical activity of the heart.
The ECG is used:
It is very important for you to keep a diary of symptoms. The diary should include the date, time of day, type, and duration of symptoms.