If you’re having heart palpitations, chest pain, or other heart-related symptoms that concern you, the last thing you want is to wait days or weeks for a diagnosis. Birinder Kaur, MD, an expert internist practicing at Healing Touch Medical in Paramus, New Jersey, provides electrocardiograms on site so you can get your results right away. Contact Dr. Kaur for an EKG by phoning the helpful office team or scheduling an appointment online.
An EKG is a fast and simple test that records your heart’s electrical activity so that the team can determine if it's functioning normally. They may give you an EKG if they notice that you have:
They may also administer an EKG if you complain of symptoms that may be heart-related, such as:
Even if you have no symptoms and your exam is fine, the team may perform an EKG if you have a history of heart disease in your family.
The EKG shows the team if you have any blocked or narrowed arteries. They also use the EKG to see if your heart is:
When it’s time for your EKG, you relax on the examination table. Your provider then places a series of adhesive electrode patches on your chest, arms, and legs. Wires connect the electrode patches to the EKG machine.
The EKG test only takes about 10-15 minutes. Sometimes, the team asks you to repeat the test while performing exercises, to determine if the added stress influences your results.
The team interprets your results instantly, so you don’t have to wait and worry. If they detect any abnormalities, they may recommend other tests, refer you to a specialist, or prescribe therapies or medications.
If you’re having heart symptoms, find out what’s going on as soon as possible by scheduling an EKG with Healing Touch Medical. You can phone the friendly staff or book your appointment online.