An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts.
Our experienced medical team have access to the latest ECG equipment and Cardiology Services and routinely perform ECG tests to identify cardiac disease.
Irregular heart rhythm or damage to the heart muscle can change the electrical activity of the heart and an ECG can detect these changes and can be identified immediately.
Our GP’s may recommend an ECG for patients who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
The ECG can help diagnose a range of conditions including heart arrhythmias, heart enlargement, heart inflammation (pericarditis or myocarditis) and coronary heart disease.