ECG Monitoring is done to measure the level of electrical activity and rhythm of one’s heart.

It’s a test that records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches that a technician attaches to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs.

ECGs are quick, safe, and painless. With this test, your doctor will be able to:

  • Check on things that are abnormal, such as thickened heart muscle
  • Check your heart rhythm
  • Diagnose a heart attack
  • See if you have poor blood flow to your heart muscle

Before an ECG, you may have your hair shaved or skin cleaned so the electrodes stick on your body properly. Also, if you are wearing an underwire bra, you might be asked to take it off as it could affect the readings of the ECG.

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