ECG (Electrocardiogram) – Done on Cardiovit AT-2 from Schiller company.An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An ECG translates the heart’s electrical activity into line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the line tracings are called waves.
ECG is done in patients in the case of symptoms such as dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), chest pain (angina), fainting, palpitations or when someone can feel that their own heart beat is abnormal.
- An ECG can be used to assess if the patient has had a heart attack or evidence of a previous heart attack
- An ECG can be used to monitor the effect of medicines used for coronary artery disease.
- An ECG reveals rhythm problems such as the cause of a slow or fast heart beat.
- To demonstrate thickening of a heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy), for example due to long-standing high blood pressure
- To see electrolyte imbalance in blood