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EKG or electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse travels through the heart. This wave causes the heart muscle to squeeze and pump blood through the heart. Analysis of this wave allows doctors to see timing of the heart contraction, the rhythm, chambers sizes, previous heart damage.  
   

Event Monitoring

 

Palpitations may be caused by arrhythmias. Arrhythmias may not be seen during the EKG and holter monitoring may be used. This test allows recording of the heart beat over a specified period of time, usually 24 hours to days.  The patient wears skin electrodes hooked up to a portable  small recording device.  Sometime a device is implanted long term under the skin to help diagnose more infrequent  arrhythmias.

 

 

 

 

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