What is the full form of EKG?
- on Jun 30, 2022
EKG stands for ElektroKardioGramm.
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What is EKG?
An elektrokardiogram (EKG) or electrocardiogram (ECG) is a medical test that uses an electrical signal to measure the heart’s activity. It is used to diagnose heart problems and to monitor treatment. EKG’s are also used to diagnose abnormal rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation.
The test is performed by placing a small, thin tube called a catheter into a vein in the arm. The catheter is then connected to an electrocardiograph, or ECG machine. The ECG machine records the electrical activity of the heart.
The test is usually done on an outpatient basis. The patient lies down on a flat surface with their arms stretched out above their head. The catheter is inserted into the vein in the arm and secured with a bandage or clamp. Then, the ECG machine is connected to the catheter.
Most of the time, an EKG just takes a few minutes to complete. However, it can sometimes take longer if there are any problems with the catheter or ECG machine.