The Electrocardiogram (ECG)

The electrocardiogram is an important non-invasive diagnostic tool used to assess the heart’s electrical impulses generated during a cardiac cycle. The test can be completed in approximately five minutes and involves no discomfort to the patient. Conditions that can be detected using an electrocardiogram include congenital heart disease, myocardial infarction (MI), heart valve dysfunction, rhythm abnormalities, electrolyte imbalances and the presence of an enlarged heart caused by chronic high blood pressure. All persons showing abnormal electrocardiograms performed within the clinic will be referred to by a board-certified in-network cardiologist for optimal patient outcomes.