An electrocardiogram (also known as ECG or EKG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. An EKG is a noninvasive test that can be used to assess the heart’s health and identify any abnormalities in its function. An EKG records the heart’s electrical activity by placing electrodes on the skin of the chest, arms, and legs. The electrodes detect the small electrical charges that are produced by the heart’s natural pacemaker and the heart’s muscular contractions as it pumps blood.

An EKG can be used to detect a wide range of heart problems, including:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Enlargement of the heart

EKGs are usually done as part of a routine physical exam or as part of a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations. They are also often done before and after certain medical procedures, such as surgery, to ensure that the heart is functioning properly.

Overall, an EKG is a valuable tool for evaluating heart health and can help identify potential problems before they become serious. If you have any concerns about your heart health, you should speak with your doctor.

How To Schedule Your Appointment

Wellacy (AKA: FastLabs) offers EKG services in Miami with a timely turn-around time. Visit FastLab’s new location at 6193 Sunset Dr, South Miami FL 33143 (across the street from South Miami Hospital and close to Larkin Hospital).

This new state-of-the-art laboratory offers a FULL menu of laboratory testing and diagnostic options for patients. Appointments can be made directly on the Wellacy (AKA FastLabs) websitewww.wellacy.com. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are recommended. Call (305) 741-2655 or email info@wellacy.com to find out more!

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