Electrocardiogram also is known as ECG or EKG. It is a quick test performed to sense and record electrical signals traveling through the heart.

ECG is used as one of several diagnostic tests for cardiovascular conditions. Doctors also order ECG heart monitor line to evaluate a person’s heart function to determine whether their heart disease has aggravated or not.

To break it down ECG can be used to:

  • Determine the heart rate.
  • Check if a patient’s heart rhythm is regular or irregular, fast or slow.
  • Evaluate blood flow to the heart muscle.
  • Diagnose a heart attack,  arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy.
  • Find heart health abnormalities.