The heart is different to the other organs within the body in that it generates its own electrical activity.
An ECG is performed to record this electrical activity by placing electrodes across the body connected to a machine.
The electrical activity is converted into a waveform and printed for the Cardiologist to view.
The waveforms can provide information such as bradycardia (slow heart beat), tachycardia (fast heart beat) as well as many other arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias and rarer genetic rhythm disorders.
This is a non-invasive test performed in our diagnostics room.