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Every beat your heart makes sends out an electrical signal that travels through your heart. The EKG device allows us to record these signals and provide information such as the rate and strength of your heartbeat, along with the position and size of your heart’s four chambers. Our medical staff at PrimeHealth Asheville performs an electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG) to record and analyze the electrical system in your heart.
Our office uses electrocardiogram tests to detect early signs of common issues with the heart.
An EKG test is a preventive service capable of finding and/or monitoring a variety of heart disorders, including:
An EGK test may be required if you are experiencing symptoms of a heart disorder. These can include:
Other reasons a test might be needed include:
The EKG test is a painless and safe procedure that requires our proficient team as little as three minutes to complete. Your medical provider will stick 10 electrodes on your chest, arms and legs. These small sensors record the electrical signals of your heart and send the information over to our computer monitor. Once retrieved and analyzed by our certified specialists, we will provide you with an analysis of the results and what the next steps you are advised to follow once a proper diagnosis has been made.
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) typically takes around 5 to 10 minutes. During the procedure, small electrodes are attached to the chest, arms, and legs to record the heart's electrical activity. The resulting data helps assess heart health, detect abnormalities, and diagnose various cardiac conditions efficiently and non-invasively.
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