EKG, ECG, or Electrocardiogram
What is the
This is a
simple, painless test that measures how your heart is beating and whether your
heart muscle has been damaged. At Cayuga Medical Center we perform both adult
and pediatric EKGs.
What can I
expect during the test?
technician will attach several small pads with wires (electrodes) to your
chest, arms, and legs. These wires connect to a computer that records the
activity of your heart and displays the heart's electrical impulses on a
screen. Your doctor can tell from the patterns how your heart is working. A
copy of your EKG can be produced during the test, to be kept as part of your
permanent medical record.
when will I get my test results?
The EKG will be
read by cardiologist or a physician credentialed in EKG. We will provide a
written or computerized report to your primary care physician within 48 hours. Your
doctor will review the test results with you.
the test performed?
are performed in the Cardiac Services Department at Cayuga Medical Center101
Dates Drive, off NYS Route 96, in Ithaca.