An EKG is a simple, noninvasive diagnostic tool that can help diagnose several common heart problems. At Mission Heart & Vascular, board-certified interventional cardiologists Yasir Yaqub, MD, and Kiran Mangalpally, MD, offer convenient in-office EKGs. Located in Mission, Texas, the practice is committed to providing high-quality comprehensive heart care. To schedule your EKG, call the office or book an appointment online today.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a useful diagnostic tool that helps Mission Heart & Vascular monitor and identify any problems with your heart health. An EKG works by recording the electrical signals in your heart.
An EKG provides your doctor with essential information about your heart rate and blood flow. Your cardiologist can use an EKG to identify issues like heart arrhythmias, an irregular heart rate, or find evidence of a previous heart attack.
If you suffer from symptoms of a heart problem like chest pain or shortness of breath, Mission Heart & Vascular may conduct an EKG to determine the underlying cause of your condition. Your cardiologist might recommend an EKG if you suffer from symptoms like:
If you suffer from cardiovascular disease, an EKG can also determine how effective certain heart disease treatments are for your heart health.
An EKG is a painless, noninvasive test that normally doesn’t require any special preparation. In most cases, EKGs are performed by a qualified technician. Before the test, your technician may ask you to change into a hospital gown. An EKG is a quick diagnostic that only takes about 10 minutes.
During the EKG, the technician attaches 12 sensors to your chest and limbs. The sensors record the electrical signals made by your heartbeat and feed the information into a nearby computer.
After the electrocardiogram, you and your doctor discuss your results. If your doctor detects any abnormalities in your EKG, they may conduct further tests like an echocardiogram or stress test.
If you suffer from a heart problem, you and your doctor work together to determine the best way to treat your condition. Mission Heart & Vascular is committed to providing comprehensive care to each patient.
If your results come back normal, your doctor may discuss preventive cardiology and steps you can take to maintain your heart health.
To find out if an EKG is right for you, book an appointment at Mission Heart & Vascular by phone or online today.