ECG (Electrocardiogram) Services with MHWS
What is an ECG?
An Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple, non-invasive procedure, which records the heart rate, rhythm, and electrical activity within the heart. The test discovers any issues with the heart’s electrical activity.
Benefits of an ECG
An ECG can contribute to identifying:
- Arrhythmias – irregular, slow or fast heartbeats
- Coronary Heart Disease – the heart’s blood supply is impeded by a build-up of fatty substances
- Heart Attacks – both past and current
- Cardiomyopathy – thickening of the heart walls
An ECG can be used to investigate symptoms such as chest pains, heart palpitations, dizziness and shortness of breath as well as forming part of ongoing general health checks.
Benefits of an ECG with MHWS
Availability, our waiting times are short meaning that you can have your check-up and get on with life quickly.
We have a specialist Cardiology Clinician and also a Consultant Cardiologist so your heart health is in good hands.
If the results of an ECG suggest further exploration then we have a Consultant Cardiologist available to take over your care and the facility to provide Echocardiogram (Echo) services at MHWS too.
What to Expect?
The appointment lasts on average between 20-30 minutes.
On arrival, you will meet your Clinician and be shown to the consultation room. A brief history will be taken and the procedure explained to you.
The procedure requires several electrodes (small stickers) to be placed on your upper arms, lower torso, chest and under your left arm.
The procedure takes place in a private room with full-length screens providing further privacy. You will only need to give access to those areas that electrodes are applied and therefore you will be able to stay covered in the most part.
Cables will then be attached to the electrodes and you will be asked to relax for approximately 30 seconds whilst the recording is captured.
You will then have the electrodes removed and be left to replace any clothing.
You will then meet with the Clinician who will advise you on the next steps of the process which will include:
- The fact that the ECG will be analysed by the Consultant Cardiologist
- A report containing the findings will be created and made available to you and your GP too (if required) with a suggestion of how long this may take
For more information or to find out how to book an appointment then please contact us.