Name and abbreviation of the test: ECG, RESTING 12-LEAD ECG Pt-EKG-12

The ECG (Electrocardiogram) is one of the most common tests. The purpose of the test is to diagnose heart symptoms. The test provides information about the heart rhythm, heart rate and its variability, the heart conduction system, cardiac muscle nutrition and oxygen intake, the size and location of the affected area and possible cardiac wall overgrowth.

About the test

  • General

    The end result of the test is a curve drawn by a device, which shows any arrhythmias and other causes of heart disease. The ECG has 12 different channels, six of which measure electrical impulses to the limbs, and six of which measure impulses from electrodes attached to the chest. Electrodes placed in different places record the heart’s activity from different sides.

    Note: It is advisable to sit down for 15 minutes before an ECG examination to calm the blood flow and heart rate.

  • Who will interpret my examination results?

    Please note that the doctor in charge of the treatment is always responsible for interpreting the results. Consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding the examination results.