ECG Electrocardiogram

 An Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a simple painless noninvasive test offered at the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center in Manhattan. An ECG records the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. The cardiologist close by you, Dr. Steven Reisman, may recommend an ECG for patients who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Additionally, a primary doctor may recommend an ECG if a patient is experiencing symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or fast or irregular heartbeats (palpitations). ECGs are often performed to monitor the health of patients who have been diagnosed with heart problems, to help assess artificial cardiac pacemakers or to monitor the effects of certain medications on the heart.

During the ECG test electrodes will be attached to your arms, legs and chest. The electrodes (sticky patches applied with a gel) will connect to some wires to help detect and conduct the electrical currents of your heart. This important test normally only takes a few minutes.

The cardiologist will look for a consistent, even heart rhythm and a heart rate between 50 and 100 beats a minute.

The NYC Cardiologist, Dr. Steven Reisman, may use an ECG to detect:

  • Heart rhythm
  • Heart rate
  • Congenital heart defects involving the conducting (electrical) system
  • Find the cause of unexplained chest pain, such as from a heart attack, inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericarditis), or angina
  • Irregularities in your heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Heart defects
  • Enlargement of the heart
  • Problems with your heart's valves
  • Blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease)
  • A heart attack, in emergency situations
  • A previous heart attack
  • Inadequate blood and oxygen supply to the heart.
  • Assess the heart's electrical activity for any abnormalities
  • Assess the cause of symptoms of heart disease, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or rapid, irregular heartbeats (palpitations)
  • Find out if the walls of the heart chambers are too thick (hypertrophied)
  • Heart inflammation – pericarditis or myocarditis
  • Assess the health of the heart when other diseases or conditions are present, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, or a family history of early heart disease

Read more info: ​https://newyorkcardiac.com/ecg-electrocardiogram-stress-testing-nyc-manhattan-doctor-cardiologist

New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center
115 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
+1 (212) 860-0796
https://newyorkcardiac.com

New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center
200 West 57th Street, Suite 200
New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 860-1650
https://newyorkcardiac.com

New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center
65 Broadway Suite 1806
New York, NY 10006
+1 (212) 860-5404
https://newyorkcardiac.com
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