One of the most commonly performed tests of this kind is EKG. Orlando, just like any other bigger city, has many places where you can check your cardiovascular system, but it is always worth choosing your healthcare provider carefully. Chau Medical Group is one of the best places where you can find a reliable, knowledgeable, and experienced physician to get you tested and diagnosed properly. Read on to find out more about our EKG services!
What Is EKG?
EKG (or ECG) stands for electrocardiogram, and it is a non-invasive and painless test, commonly carried out to check the heart’s health and diagnose any problems with it. It works on the basis of detecting the electrical signals in the heart and recording them.
It does not create a full 3D image of the heart muscle, but it can graph out the heart rhythm. Observing the lines on the graph paper, a physician can see if there are any arrhythmias.
The EKG devices have been used for over 100 years now, and have been gradually improved as the technology developed. Now it is considered fundamental in heart testing, as it allows for the identification of various cardiac problems in a fast, inexpensive, and safe way. If you notice any suspicious symptoms of heart issues, we can carry out an EKG in our health center and interpret it while sending you to a specialist as soon as possible.
Why Is an EKG Carried Out?
Thanks to EKG, our physicians can identify various conditions. They can check if, for example:
- The chest pain you experience is caused by narrowed or blocked arteries as a result of coronary artery disease.
- Whether your heart beats rhythmically or there are some arrhythmias.
- If you have had a heart attack before.
- How your pacemaker or other heart disease treatment is working.
What Are the Symptoms Suggesting an EKG Is Necessary?
Some of the most common signs and symptoms showing that you may need an EKG are:
- Feeling light-headed, dizzy, and confused
- Faster pulse
- Heart palpitations
- Weakness and fatigue
- Difficulty catching breath
- Reduced ability to exercise
In general, it is best first to consult our physicians whenever there is something happening with your cardiovascular system – they will decide whether EKG is the right method to diagnose your condition.
What Does the Procedure Look Like?
At the beginning of an EKG test, a patient gets electrodes with adhesive pads attached to their chest. During the whole procedure, they have to lie flat and wait till the computer finishes drawing the representation of their heart’s electrical activity on graph paper.
The whole procedure is amazingly quick – it takes around 10 minutes to complete, including the time to attach and detach the adhesive pads with electrodes to the skin.
Professional Cardiology in Orlando – Chau Medical Group
Here at Chau Medical Group, we approach every patient with utmost care and attention. Our physician will analyze all of your signs and symptoms and conduct the necessary examinations to determine what is your condition and if you need to see a cardiologist.
When the diagnosis is ready, you will be provided with comprehensive medical advice and presented with possible solutions for your problem. We never want you to worry, so we will explain everything to you carefully and in an easy-to-understand language. If you choose our doctors, you can be sure you will get the best treatment possible. Do not wait and schedule a visit now!