Information in simple English

What is an ECG machine?

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is an easy check that may be used to test your coronary heart's rhythm and electrical activity.

Electrocardiography is the process of generating an ECG.

When an ECG is used?

  • To assist diagnose and screening situations affecting the coronary heart.
  • To analyze signs of a likely coronary heart hassle, along with chest pain, palpitations (major heartbeats), dizziness, and shortness of breath.

How an ECG is performed?

  • a resting ECG: done even as one is in a comfy position while lying down.
  • a exercise ECG: done even as one is doing workout on a cyclo ergometer or treadmill .
  • an ambulatory ECG (Holter monitor): the electrodes are related to a small transportable gadget worn at the waist so the coronary heart may be monitored for one or more days