An electrocardiogram test, or better known as an EKG test, is an effective test that can help identify problems related to the electrical activity of the heart.
People can use electrical safety analyzers which is portable analyzer designed for the testing of the electrical safety of medical devices and ECG Rhythm Generator.
How is the EKG done?
During the exam: –
• The patient must lie in bed.
• Some parts of the body such as arms, legs and chest are cleaned and shaved as needed. This provides a clean, smooth area to attach the electrodes to.
• Several electrodes are placed on the skin of each leg, arm, and chest. They are then connected to a machine that measures the work of the heart.
• The patient is also asked to lie still and breathe normally after the test has started. Sometimes a person can be ordered to hold their breath. This is usually part of the test and is done to check for abnormalities that may remain in the heart.
How long is the test?
The ECG test usually takes 30 minutes, of which time the actual test is only about 5 to 10 minutes.
How are the results of the EKG interpreted?
When reading the results of the electrocardiogram test, the doctor examines the pattern of cracks and dips on the EKG sheet to determine the electrical activity in different parts of the heart. The fluctuations (jumping and falling) are divided into different sections that indicate the functionality of the heart.