Why Is an EKG Performed at Our Urgent Care Clinic?
An EKG is an effective way to detect many potential heart issues. For instance, the test can reveal if the heart walls are too thick. This can help determine the reason for chest pain or diagnose heart disease. In most cases, an EKG test can be completed in under five minutes. In that short amount of time, a doctor can see if a patient has an irregular heartbeat, a normal heartbeat or has experienced a heart attack. All these factors are important for diagnosing chest pain.
It is common for an EKG to be included with a routine physical to help establish a baseline heartbeat. Since the test is inexpensive, fast and results are immediate, many doctors recommend having it done regularly.