ECG (Electrocardiogram)

An electrocardiogram (ECG) looks at how the heart is functioning by recording the electrical impulses it gives off as it beats.

Information is obtained on heart rate and rhythm, therefore ECGs are useful for diagnosing and monitoring patients with heart disease.

Recording an ECG is fairly straightforward and non invasive. However, skill and experience is required to interpret the results. Patients are not sedated and do not require prolonged hospitalisation.