23 May 2021 / 4:26 pm
An ECG is an electrical recording of the heart’s activity. It is used to examine the heart rhythm and help identify underlying heart muscle abnormalities.
Electrodes are attached to the chest and connected to an ECG machine that makes the recording. This is then printed out for analysis and a copy stored digitally.
Just a few minutes.
None, although some chest hair may need removing.
Once you have your ECG recorded, it will be analysed and a report sent out, usually within seven days.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Cardiac computed tomography (CT)
Ambulatory ECG monitor (24 hour tape)