EKG

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NY Family Docs

Primary Care Practice & Family Practice located in Williamsburg, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, CityLine & Forest Hills NY

To identify the cause of a rapid pulse or unexplained fatigue, the skilled physicians at NY Family Docs offer on-site EKG diagnostics. At each of the offices throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Williamsburg, New York, the experienced staff provides thorough EKG testing and care of heart-related symptoms or illness. Don’t delay a diagnosis of shortness of breath or other symptoms of a heart issue. Call the office nearest you to schedule an EKG or visit as a walk-in. You can also request an appointment online now.

EKG Q & A

What is an EKG?

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a diagnostic test that records the electrical signals in your heart. This noninvasive test can identify existing heart problems and can be useful in monitoring heart activity during routine physicals if you have underlying medical issues that affect your heart’s health.

The staff at NY Family Docs offer EKG diagnostics on-site for patient convenience.

Why do I need an EKG?

An EKG would be necessary if you experience symptoms that indicate possible heart problems like:

  • Chest pain
  • Rapid pulse
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent lightheadedness or dizziness

During your evaluation for any of these symptoms, your NY Family Docs physician completes a comprehensive physical exam and could recommend EKG testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

What can I expect during EKG testing?

An EKG is noninvasive and painless. Your NY Family Docs provider places electrode sensors on different areas of your chest and limbs that record your heart’s activity.

You can expect to sit or lie down comfortably during your test as the sensors collect important data about your heart health. Your results appear in graph form, with wave patterns showing each electrical signal that your heart produces.

Your NY Family Docs physician can monitor your test throughout the procedure and once the test is done, he can review the results with you during your visit.

Are there any risks with an EKG?

An EKG is a safe procedure that poses no risk to your health. You can experience slight discomfort when the staff removes the electrodes that stick to your skin with an adhesive.

Immediately after your EKG, you can expect to return to your usual routine with no need for recovery. In the event your NY Family Docs physician detects a potential heart problem, he can refer you to a heart specialist for additional testing.

If you have persistent shortness of breath or unexplained chest pain, visit the NY Family Docs nearest you as soon as possible. You can also schedule EKG diagnostic testing for other heart-related symptoms by calling the office or booking an appointment through the online feature.