Electrocardiography is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed over the skin. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a form of a stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test or an exercise test, which can help your doctor find out how well your heart handles its workload.
What is an Electrocardiogram (EKG)?
An electrocardiogram, or EKG for short, is performed to detect problems or possible concerns within the heart. An EKG is a non-invasive, painless test that records the electrical signals within the heart. There are several different kinds of EKGs; the types we offer include a Holter monitor, event monitor and treadmill test. A Holter monitor is a wearable device that records continuous EKG between 24 and 48 hours, while an event monitor is used only during certain times in intervals of several minutes.