To accurately diagnose heart disease and other conditions, physicians at Ogden Clinic in Utah turn to an electrocardiogram (EKG) test. This test is a non-invasive and painless procedure which is safe to use on people of any age. Your Ogden Clinic doctor may use the EKG test to detect some of the following conditions:
An EKG test is recommended for adults who have a history of heart disease in their family and experience symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, and frequent dizziness.
When you arrive at Ogden Clinic for your EKG test, a specialist will have you put on a gown and lie down on an exam table. Electrodes, small sticky patches which record electrical activity, will be attached to your chest and limbs. These electrodes each have a wire connected to them which transmits data to a monitor within the exam room. During the test it is important that you are warm and comfortable, if you shiver or fidget during the EKG, your results may not be accurate.
The EKG test only takes 5-10 minutes and you can resume your normal daily activities following the procedure. Your doctor will study the electrical activity of your heart that was recorded during the test, including your heart rate and rhythm, and will be able to give you the results shortly after. If the EKG results are normal, then you will not require further testing. If your doctor notices something abnormal on your EKG, they may recommend a second EKG or other form of diagnostic testing.
When patients have a history of heart disease or are experiencing abnormal symptoms, they turn to the experts at Ogden Clinic for EKG tests in Utah. If you need to schedule a consultation or an appointment for an EKG test, please contact us today.