Lanark Branch: 01555 660000

Lanark branch: 01555 660000

ECG

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a very useful piece of equipment. As 
well as being an important tool in diagnosis and investigation of heart 
disease and collapse it is also of great value in
monitoring of patients 
under general anaesthetic and sedation. An ECG is a measure of the 
electrical activity of the heart which allows us to evaluate heart rhythm & 
identify any abnormalities/disturbances in this, known as arrhythmias, 
which in some cases can be life-threatening. An ECG reading provides 
crucial information regarding heart activity & function and can help 
identify enlargement of the heart, a common finding in many
heart 
conditions, which would indicate that further investigation of the heart is 
required such as chest x-rays and echocardiograms. 
Obtaining an ECG reading is a simple, noninvasive procedure that
is 
achieved by applying metal clips to the skin over the chest and legs.