Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
This four-page handout helps people prepare for an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which is a test that detects and records the heart’s electrical activity. It explains what the EKG checks for, and what it can show the doctor about the heart. It contains guidelines to help the patient prepare, and provides them with a brief step-by-step explanation of what will happen during the test, and after.
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