ECG stands for electrocardiography. The test measures the electrical activity of the heart. Any deviation from the normal activity may be a sign of an underlying heart ailment. These problems may be characterised with symptoms such as dyspnoea, fainting of chest pain, palpitations.
It is an absolutely non- invasive, safe and painless test which is noted to have no side effects on the body.
Why get tested?
An ECG or Electrocardiography records the electrical signals of heart on graph paper or records it digitally.
What does it measure?
ECG aids in determining heart rate and heart rhythm to identify the condition of a patient’s heart. The test also helps in the diagnosis of heart arrhythmias, heart attacks, pacemaker dysfunction, and heart failure.