An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a device that records the electrical activity of the heart. The heart generates very small electrical impulses that spread through the heart muscle making it contract. It is the irregularities in these impulses that an EKG detects.
Your Long Island Cardiologist will place small pads on your chest, arms and legs. These pads detect the tiny electrical changes that are generated within the heart. The pads are connected to a special recording machine with leads that relay the heart rate and heart rhythm to the machine. The machine detects the signals coming through, amplifies them and prints them out on a special paper or a computer. The entire procedure is painless and takes between 5- 10 minutes.
The results of the EKG will help your heart doctor in Long Island to diagnose:
When you come in for your EKG test it is useful to:
The main job of an EKG test is to detect irregularities in the electrical impulses of the heart. When there are irregularities that indicate you are at risk for one of many potential heart issues, our expert cardiology staff will determine the best course of action for your overall health, this may include more testing, or a specialized plan to manage your heart.
If you have a history of heart disease or you are experiencing symptoms of heart disease like chest pain you should consider getting an EKG. Individuals who are at greater risk for heart issues are advised to make sure they get certain types of cardiac tests, but there are many reasons why someone would want to get an EKG, to learn more please contact our offices to set up an appointment with our physicians.
Our doctors at Rybstein Medical are experts in preventative cardiology and would not perform any tests on an individual unless it was safe. All cardiac tests done at our facility are strictly performed with the highest safety standards and best practices. If you are concerned at any point or have any questions about any of our procedures please feel free to ask us during your consultation. We are happy to answer all questions you have about the EKG procedure or your heart health.
During your initial consultation we may not perform the actual EKG, but we will go over all of your medical information including your medical history, and perform an initial evaluation fo your heart health. If the doctors decide that an EKG is appropriate, we will perform the EKG by attaching electrodes to your chest and getting a reading. There may be other tests necessary including stress tests and echocardiograms. If additional tests are required you may be asked to schedule a follow up appointment.
Rybstein Medical is a leading EKG facility on Long Island for several reasons. We perform a variety of tests including Echocardiograms, Pharmacological Stress Tests, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Cardiac Ultrasounds and more. We have a state of the art facility with all of the latest equipment, and our staff is highly trained with years of experience in preventative cardiology.