Skip the main content if you do not want to read it as the next section. Skip the location trail if you do not want to read it as the next section. Location trail Main Content: Electrocardiogram ECG and high blood pressure ECG electrocardiogram and high blood pressure An electrocardiogram ECG is a test which measures the electrical activity of your heart to show whether or not it is working normally. Your doctor can read and interpret the peaks and dips on paper or screen to see if there is any abnormal or unusual activity.
An electrocardiogram ECG is one of the simplest and fastest tests used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes small, plastic patches that stick to the skin are placed at certain spots on the chest, arms, and legs. The electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires. The electrical activity of the heart is then measured, interpreted, and printed out. No electricity is sent into the body.
It means well but sometimes it can rub emergency physicians the wrong way. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. The patient is a year-old male with chest pain.