The Electrocardiogram Explained

The electrocardiogram is a diagnostic test that provides information about the electrical activity of the heart. A detailed description about what an electrocardiogram is has been discussed here. In this section, we explain the ‘waves’ that are seen on the electrocardiogram in a little more detail. [toc] The normal ECG A normal electrocardiogram contains the …

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An electrocardiogram, also called ECG, is an essential test that is performed in all patients with heart disease. It is sometimes called a ‘heart tracing’. An ECG provides information regarding the conduction of electrical activity in the heart. This is particularly important in patients suffering from a heart attack or those who have an irregular …

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