Electrocardiogram - Your quick guide


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Electrocardiogram - Your quick guide

This free download describes an electrocardiogram – or ECG, a test to look at the electrical activity of your heart. It’s quick and painless and can be done at your GP surgery or at the hospital. The most common reason for having an ECG is if your doctor thinks you may have a heart condition.

Answering your questions

  • What is an ECG?
  • How is an ECG done?
  • What can an ECG show?
  • Different types of ECG?

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14 pages | English