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Each day, your heart beats about 100,000 times. Over a 70-year lifetime, that adds up to 2.5 billion pulses.

ECG & Report

Each beat of your heart is triggered by an electrical impulse generated from cells in the upper right chamber of your heart. An electrocardiogram (called an ECG) is a noninvasive and painless test that is used to monitor your heart. An electrocardiogram tracks and records these electrical signals as they travel through your heart. Any irregularity in the heart rhythm or damage to the heart muscle can change the electrical activity of the heart so that the shape of the ECG is changed.

Initial Features

History, Rate, Rhythm, and Axis

Four Intervals

PR, QRS Complex, ST Segment, and QT Intervals

The Four Waves

P, PQR, T, and U Waves



Prior to taking an ECG test, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown before lying down on an examining table or bed. Several electrodes are attached to the skin on each arm and leg and on your chest. These are hooked to a machine that traces your heart activity onto a paper. Each one has a wire attached to a monitor that will record and produce ECG strips after reading.



The ECG strip from the recordings made by the ECG machine across multiple heart beats of the patient is then interpreted a healthcare professional.



The doctor will look at the pattern of spikes and dips on your ECG to check the electrical activity in different parts of your heart. The spikes and dips are grouped into different sections that show how your heart is working.

Conducting an ECG

A doctor may request an ECG to be performed on patients who may be at risk of heart disease due to a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure that affects their general health. An electrocardiogram can be performed by our trained technicians.

A standard ECG test will take just a few minutes. You’ll be asked to lie on an examining table or bed. Electrodes will be attached to your arms, legs and chest. The electrodes are sticky patches applied with a gel to help detect and conduct the electrical currents of your heart. If you have hair on the parts of your body where the electrodes will be placed, the technician may need to shave the hair so that the electrodes stick properly. Moving, talking or shivering may distort the ECG test results.

The ECG is a safe procedure with no known risks. It does not send electric current to the body and thus the patient can resume normal activities. The ECG is non-invasive and doesn’t involve medications or require recovery time.

When completed, the trace will be transmitted to our specialist cardiologists for interpretation and report back to your treating doctor.

Understanding your heart

Six Important Things About Your Heart

Adult heart beats about 10,000 times each day 01.

Do the math, and that’s at least about one beat per second, or 60 to 100 times per minute, according to American Heart Association.

Age and fitness level affect your heart rate 02.

Generally, as children grow or adults get fitter, the heart rates gets slower.

Heart disease isn’t only the number one killer of men, it’s also the top killer for women 03.

Your heart doesn’t care if you’re from Mars or Venus.

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04. Want to know how big your heart is? Make a fist.

Heart size depends on the size of the person as well as the condition of their heart. Generally speaking, a healthy heart is about the size of the person’s fist.

05. Your heart rate drops while you sleep.

At night, it’s common for heart rates to drop below 60bpm.

06. Heart attack symptoms are different for men and women.

Although heart disease is an equal opportunity killer, symptoms of heart attack show up differently in men versus women.

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