ecg report, example of a report generated by our bulk billed ecg testingWhat is an Electrocardiogram (ECG)?

We use an ECG or Electrocardiogram to monitor your heart. An electrical impulse triggers each heartbeat, normally generated from special cells in the upper right chamber of your heart. An ECG records these electrical signals as they travel through your heart.

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An ECG is a is a non-invasive, painless test which does not require any special preparation. You can eat and drink as normal before the test unless advised otherwise by our doctor.

Why has my doctor referred me for an ECG?

Your doctor may recommend an ECG for one or more of the following reasons:

Firstly, If you are experiencing symptoms that could indicate an abnormal heart rhythm:

  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat

Additionally, Doctors also use an ECG to investigate warning signs of a heart attack or angina, including:

  • discomfort/pain in chest, shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back.
  • nausea, indigestion or vomiting
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • dizziness, feeling faint or light-headedness
  • sweating or a cold sweat

Performing an ECG can monitor how treatments for a heart condition, like medicines or implantable cardiac devices, are working.

In summary, an echocardiogram can also show your specialist:

  • Patterns among heartbeats and rhythms.
  • Aid in the diagnose various heart conditions.
What happens during an ECG?
  • A Cardiac Technician will perform your ECG.
  • The technician will attach electrodes your chest, arms, and legs.
What happens after an ECG?
  • Our Specialist Cardiologists will report on the results and images.
  • If you are not currently under the care of a cardiologist, we will write to your referring doctor to advise of the results. In the majority of cases, this will take less than 3 days.
  • If necessary, we will schedule an appointment with a cardiologist and make arrangements for future management.

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