Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test which is commonly used for basic evaluation of heart status. It records intrinsic electrical activity of the heart to provide useful information regarding previous damage to the heart muscles, enlargement of the heart chambers and abnormalities in the electrical system of the heart. The ECG results are valuable for the diagnosis and initial management of an sudden (acute) heart attack. In the case of an extended monitoring period, more specialized equipment known as an Event Recorder may be used. This mode of monitoring is particularly useful for patients who have very infrequent symptoms.
How to prepare for the test?
Do not apply oily or greasy creams on your skin on the day of your test.