What is an EKG?
An EKG is a snapshot of the electric patterns in your heart that make it beat. It is a routine test in any cardiac evaluation. You can expect to have one during an initial evaluation and any time there is a change in symptoms. It is also used to monitor effects of certain medications. The test is administered by a medical assistant or nurse in the office. It allows us to look at for irregularities in the electrical rhythm of your heart as well as give us clues to structural abnormalities of the heart.