An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), or heart-movie, is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart produced by an electrocardiograph, usually in a non-invasive recording, via skin electrodes. An ECG provides information about a heart’s condition and function. During the examination, electric pulses emitted by the heart itself are measured. In this way the doctor acquires information about your heart’s rhythm and the supply of oxygen to its muscle.

During the examination, which takes about thirty seconds, electrodes are attached to your chest, wrists and ankles.

You will receive the test results immediately after the examination to take with you and a copy is kept with your records.