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An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is usually done by a health professional, and the resulting EKG is interpreted by a doctor, such as an internist, family medicine doctor, electrophysiologist, cardiologist, anesthesiologist, or surgeon.
A special EKG paste or small pads soaked in alcohol may be placed between the electrodes and your skin to improve conduction of the electrical impulses, but in many cases disposable electrodes are used that do not requite paste or alcohol.
Elevated ST segments on the EKG may indicate an inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or the sac that surrounds the heart (pericarditis).
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 Currentpath - EKG Basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The evolution of the EKG machine is particularly evident in the development of the electrode, the component which conducts the body's electrical activity to the machine.
A standard EKG is obtained by placing 12 small electrodes on the patient's body in a specific pattern.
The EKG machine is then turned on, and the recording is made in just a few moments.
www.currentpath.com /ekg.htm   (456 words)

 Electrocardiogram (EKG) / Stress Test / Holter Monitor
Because the EKG is a fast, simple, painless and relatively inexpensive test, it may be used as a part of an initial examination to help the physician narrow the scope of the diagnostic process.
An EKG is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart.
Signal-average EKG is done when arrhythmia is suspected but not seen on a resting EKG, since arrhythmias may be transient in nature and not seen during the short recording time of the resting EKG.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_cardiac/electro.cfm   (1592 words)

 Exercise (EKG/ECG) Testing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
An exercise EKG is performed to assess the heart's response to stress or exercise.
The EKG is monitored while your child is exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike.
An EKG tracing will be run at certain points during the test in order to compare the effects of increasing stress on the heart.
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EKG is a youth gun-violence education and prevention program.
EKG works to prevent youth gun violence by educating students about the legal, medical and emotional consequences of youth gun possession and related gun violence, as well as encouraging young people to consider options and choices available to them in situations involving guns.
It is an interactive presentation given by an EKG Team: a police officer/sheriff deputy, a prosecuting attorney and a fire department/medical professional.
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 Electrocardiogram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lead II An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical voltage in the heart in the form of a continuous strip graph.
It is the prime tool in cardiac electrophysiology, and has a prime function in screening and diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.
This turns into the P wave on the EKG, which is upright in II, III, and aVF (since the general electrical activity is going towards those leads), and inverted in aVR (since it is going away from that lead).
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 Diagnosing Heart Disease: Electrocardiogram and Specialized EKGs
An electrocardiogram (also called EKG or ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of your heart through 10 small electrode patches attached to the skin of your chest, arms and legs.
An EKG may be part of a complete physical exam or it may be used to further investigate symptoms related to heart problems.
Holter monitor is a portable EKG that monitors the electrical activity of a freely moving person's heart for one to five days, 24-hours a day.
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Electrocardiogram, EKG or ECG: An EKG is an important part of the initial evaluation of a patient who is suspected to have a heart related problem.
The EKG can provide important information about the patient's heart rhythm, a previous heart attack, increased thickness of heart muscle, signs of decreased oxygen delivery to the heart, and problems with conduction of the electrical current from one portion of the heart to another.
For example, the EKG tracing shown above demonstrates an acute or ongoing heart attack involving the bottom (or inferior portion of the heart).
www.heartsite.com /html/ekg.html   (389 words)

 Welcome Sheet: Having an Electrocardiogram (EKG)
An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG, is a non-invasive test to evaluate the electrical activity of your heart.
EKG Test Results are Mailed or Faxed to Your Doctor: The results are mailed directly to your primary doctor and to your cardiologist (if you have one).
Answer: An EKG is a recording of the electrical activity of your heart.
www.cpmc.org /learning/documents/ekg-ws.html   (546 words)

 Exercise EKG
     It is important to note that the EKG represents a complex depiction of all of the electrical activity of the heart; not individual action potentials.
Isoelectric line -  Is the flat parts of the EKG, for example between the T and P waves or between the P wave and the QRS complex.
Please note that for exercise measurements, the locations of the limb electrodes are modified to the anterior shoulder just below the clavicle (avoiding muscle mass) for the arm electrodes and the lower left intercostal space for the left leg electrode.
www.biosci.ohiou.edu /faculty/schwirian/objectives&introtoekg.htm   (4883 words)

The electocardiogram (EKG) is simply a voltmeter that uses up to 12 different leads (electrodes) placed on designated areas of the body.
is the portion of the EKG wave from the beginning of the P wave (onset of atrial depolarization) to the beginning of the QRS complex (onset of ventricular depolarization).
PR segment is the portion on the EKG wave from the end of the P wave to the beginning of the QRS complex.
sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca /cardiophysio/NormalEKG.htm   (339 words)

An electrocardiogram, better known as an ECG or EKG, is a heart test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
A transtelephonic EKG is an EKG that is recorded outside the hospital and then sent to the hospital over the phone.
This is because most arrhythmias are intermittent and the EKG is often entirely normal except when the arrhythmia is active.
www.pediheart.org /parents/tests/ECG.htm   (437 words)

Each lead of the 12-lead EKG is "looking" at a specific part of the heart from different angles.
An EKG can be performed almost anywhere, as the equipment is very compact and portable.
Thus, your child may undergo an EKG in a physician's office, the EKG department of the hospital or clinic, in a procedure or testing area, in the emergency department, or even in the hospital room or bed.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /UVAHealth/peds_cardiac/ekgecg.cfm   (1260 words)

 EKG Pg 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It is important to understand the different leads that are observed when monitoring an EKG rhythm.
Much like taking different pictures or views of your favorite building, the EKG tracing is a 2 dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional phenomena.
A normal EKG actually is recorded in 12 leads (some literature suggests that 18 lead EKG's may even be beneficial).
www.mandmnursing.com /ekg.cfm   (358 words)

 EKG (ELECTROCARDIOGRAM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
An electrocardiogram is a test of the heart and is also known as an EKG or ECG.
An exercise EKG is performed while the person walks on a treadmill or rides a cycle.
The healthcare provider will interpret the EKG tracings and report the findings to the patient after the test.
www.metrohealth.org /HI/indexes/TEST5234.htm   (308 words)

 Stress EKG
The stress EKG or stress test, conducted while you exercise on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle, measures your heart's health under the stress of physicial activity.
The stress EKG aids in determining in how fit you are and how safe an exercise program is for you, or if a heart problem exists.
The stress EKG often detects heart disorders missed by an EKG taken while you lie at rest.
www.cpnapc.com /stressekg.html   (181 words)

 Virtual Hospital: Treadmill Electrocardiogram (Stress EKG)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The test may uncover problems with heart rhythm or blood supply to the heart which cannot be found on an EKG taken at rest.
Your EKG will be monitored by the treadmill EKG staff for ten minutes after you have stopped walking.
The treadmill EKG Lab is located on the 4th Floor of the Roy Carver Pavilion, next to the Ernest O. Theilen Cardiology Clinic, across from elevator D. The phone number is (319) 356-2152.
www.vh.org /adult/patient/internalmedicine/treadmillekg/index.html   (419 words)

 Electrocardiogram (EKG) - Children's Hospital Boston
A resting EKG can be performed almost anywhere, as the equipment is very compact and portable.
Signal-average EKG - This procedure is done in the same manner as a resting EKG, except that the heart's electrical activity is recorded over a longer period of time, usually 15 to 20 minutes.
Signal-average EKG is done when arrhythmia is suspected but not seen on a resting EKG, since arrhythmias may be short-lived in nature and not seen during the short recording time of the resting EKG.
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 EKG Sensor
The EKG Sensor is automatically detected when connected.
The EKG Sensor measures electrical signals produced during muscle contractions.
Above, an EKG graph is displayed, demonstrating to students the contraction and repolarization of the heart's chambers.
www.vernier.com /probes/probes.html?ekg-bta&template=standard.html   (162 words)

 Sentara Introduces Pocket EKG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The EKG studies are interpreted by Williamsburg cardiologists and patients receive those results in about 10 days.
With the EKG test interpretation from the physician, patients will also receive a personal wallet size medical identification card that provides essential emergency information and cardiac history on one side and their actual baseline EKG on the other.
If a patient is away from home or is in an emergency, the EKG card offers attending physicians valuable information to aid in treatment.
www.sentara.com /news/2005/pocket_EKG.htm   (309 words)

 EKG Quizzer 1: Basic EKG Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A randomly selected EKG deflection or segment will be shown for you to identify.
EKG Arrhythmia Tutorial to identify arrhythmias including VTAC, PVC, hyperkalemia etc...
Quizzer 2 on EKG arrhythmias such as heart blocks, PAC, digitalis effect etc...
www.gwc.maricopa.edu /class/bio202/cyberheart/ekgqzr.htm   (279 words)

 EKG : Electrocardiograph
The EKG taces the path of the impulse as it spreads though the heart.
A record of this current (which is an EKG) can be obtained by attaching electrodes to various parts of the body.
The most noticable part of an EKG are the P wave, the QRS complex and the T wave.
www.usc.edu /dept/biomed/bme403/Section_3/ekg.html   (443 words)

allows the high sensitivity amplifier to also be used for less demanding applications such as EKG, which can be measured in virtually any environment.
Electrodes are attached to the body in positions such that the heart is inbetween them.
The SAM unit provides analog output of both EKG signal on pin 5 of the analog socket and a cardiotachometer as analog level on pin 4.
www.psylab.com /html/default_ekg.html   (193 words)

 PS-2111 PASPORT EKG Sensor - PASCO scientific
Our EKG sensor lets students see the electrical signals generated by their hearts.
Our digital technology generates not only the EKG signal, but the heart rate as well.
EKG signal input range: 0 to 4.5mV with 4.5µV resolution.
store.pasco.com /pascostore/showdetl.cfm?&DID=9&Product_ID=51983&Detail=1   (123 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Guide To EKG Interpretation : Revised Edition (White Coat Pocket Guide Series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Guide to EKG Interpretation is designed as a practical guide for primary care physicians, students, nurses, physician’s assistants, and anyone else who interprets electrocardiograms as part of his or her practice.
Unlike most other textbooks used to identify and interpret EKG tracings, The Guide to EKG Interpretation is designed to function in a dual role.
Based on a prototype and revised according to surveyed use, The Guide to EKG Interpretation is the first in a series of White Coat Pocket Guides, designed for practitioners in the field, and published in collaboration with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0821413287?v=glance   (1387 words)

The EKGs selected represent commonly occurring cardiopulmonary problems in the primary care setting and provide additional means by which nurses can correlate their knowledge of pathophysiology and cardiopulmonary physical assessment (theory and skills) with findings demonstrable on a EKG.
Recognize and name the EKG signs of asystole, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, bradycardia, premature atrial contractions, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular fibrillation, angina, myocardial infarction, CHF, and COPD seen with cardiopulmonary disease.
Pre-test and Post-test of EKG interpretation administered by instructor.
www.usfca.edu /fac-staff/ritter/ekg.htm   (5590 words)

The electrocardiogram of EKG or ECG is one of the most basic tests of our hearts.
The EKG can change and so are often repeated in patients with heart disease.
It is often performed in the emergency room to help diagnose an Acute Myocardial Infarction and recently paramedics have been trained to do an EKG before transporting a heart attack patient.
www.cardioassoc.com /patient_pgs/procedures/ekg.asp   (168 words)

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