An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG, is a non-invasive and very simple test used to measure the heart's electrical activity. An EKG allows your physician to determine if your heart is beating at a normal or slow, fast or irregular pace. The test also allows us to recognize any part of the heart that may be overworked or too large.
An EKG is a quick and simple procedure. First, we will apply small, sticky electrodes to your chest, arms and legs. Small wires are then used to connect the electrodes to the EKG machine, which will record your heart's electrical activity. Other than possible mild irritation from removing the electrodes, there is no pain associated with this test.