Features February 2018 Issue

What Your Doctor Sees In an ECG

What Your Doctor Sees In an ECG

This simple test can reveal clues to many heart problems and excels in the rapid evaluation of chest pain or shortness of breath.

In a world of increasingly sophisticated tests for heart disease, one golden oldie continues to stand out: electrocardiography. This method of recording the heartís electrical activity was developed in the early 20th century and remains the first test doctors reach for when a patient exhibits the signs or symptoms of heart disease.

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