What is an Electrocardiogram (ECG)?
An Electrocardiogram (ECG) records the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart.
How do I prepare for the test?
There is no special preparation required. However, wearing clothing that gives easy access to the chest is helpful. You should come as you are and eat or drink as you normally do. If you take medications, you should continue to take them as normal unless your doctor specifies otherwise.
How much time the test will take?
The test takes about 10 minutes but expect to be at London Heart Centre for 30 minutes.
What happens during the test?
What are the risks from the test?
There are no risks from the test.
What happens after the test?
The ECG recording will be submitted to our Cardiologist who is a specially-trained physician in reading these recordings. He or she will interpret the recording and will then provide your physician with a written report. The Cardiac physiologist will not provide you with any results at the time of the test.