An electrocardiogram – or ECG – is a straightforward and valuable test that records the mood, rate and electrical movement of your heart.
What occurs during an ECG test?
10 little tacky patches called anodes are put on your arms, legs and chest. These are associated with wires to an ECG machine that gets the electrical signs that make your heartbeat. This electrical movement is recorded and imprinted onto paper.
What amount of time will an ECG require?
The entire test requires a couple of moments and is totally easy. You should lie still as moving can influence the outcomes.
Watch the film beneath to see Manzoor’s experience of an ECG test:
What can an ECG show?
An ECG can help recognize issues with your pulse or heart cadence. It can help specialists tell on the off chance that you’re having a respiratory failure or on the off chance that you’ve had a coronary episode before.
An ECG is generally one of the principal heart tests you will have. It has a few limits, so frequently you will have at least one different tests as well. An unusual ECG perusing doesn’t generally mean there is a major issue with your heart.
Various sorts of ECG test
This is an ECG that is recorded while you are strolling on a treadmill or cycling on an activity bicycle. The point of this test is to perceive how your heart functions when you are more dynamic.
24-hour ECG recording
Additionally called Holter observing or walking ECG checking, this includes persistently recording your heart’s electrical action for 24 to 48 hours, now and then more. This can help analyze conditions, for example, atrial fibrillation or scenes of skipped beats that don’t occur constantly.
What occurs during a 24-hour ECG recording?
- You’ll have three terminals put on your chest and the wires joined to these will be taped down.
- You’ll wear a little versatile recorder on a belt around your midsection which the wires will prompt.
- While you’re wearing the ECG recorder, you can do all that you would ordinarily do – with the exception of have a shower or shower.
- It’s protected and totally easy.
- At the point when the test is done, you’ll return the recorder to the clinic so the outcomes can be dissected.
Cardiac event recorders
On the off chance that you have indications that don’t occur much of the time, your primary care physician may propose having a heart occasion recorder or an implantable circle recorder (ILR) embedded. This records the heart’s action for a more extended timeframe, or at whatever point indications happen.
An ILR is embedded under the skin on your chest in a minor surgery done under a neighbourhood sedative. An ILR can ceaselessly screen your pulse for as long as three years and assist find with trip what might be causing your side effects – like mixed up spells or power outages.
This is especially valuable for individuals who have manifestations that haven’t been gotten through a standard ECG or Holter screen.
Source: British Heart Foundation