An Electrocardiogram Test (ECG) is a simple, yet extremely useful investigative tool, to monitor the heart’s electrical activity. It’s especially recommended for anyone suspected of having an arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy or heart attacks.
The chances of having these issues are increase several fold if you have some lifestyle factors such as:
- High-fat diet
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Excessive alcohol consumption
An ECG test can be performed in a simple 15-minute ECG appointment.
ECGs can also be a part of a full medical check-up, a more comprehensive evaluation of a person’s health which can include more detailed analysis of family history, lifestyle, and a range of blood tests.