What is an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By positioning leads (electrical sensing devices) on the body in standardized locations, information about many heart conditions can be learned by looking for characteristic patterns on the EKG.

How should I prepare? 

Avoid oily or greasy skin creams and lotions the day of the test because they can keep the electrodes from making contact with your skin.

Avoid full-length hosiery, because electrodes need to be placed directly on your legs.

Avoid drinking cold water or exercising before your EKG. Drinking cold water can cause changes in the electrical patterns that the test records. Exercise can increase your heart rate and affect the test results.

Wear a shirt that can be easily removed to place the leads on the chest.

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