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EKG Santa Monica, CA

Your heart is a vital organ and keeping it in good health is important. If you have heart problems, an electrocardiogram can be used to detect the issue and monitor the status of your heart. This machine records the electrical signals in the heart.

This preventive health care service provides information quickly without being invasive. It is painless and uses sensors that are temporarily adhered to your chest and sometimes limbs. The test only takes a few minutes and the results are immediately available.

Diagnosis of Heart Problems

The EKG is used on people of all ages to help detect common heart problems. It can be used to identify cardiovascular issues such as:

  • Structural problems with the heart chambers
  • Blocked or narrowed arteries
  • Arrhythmias (irregularities in heart rhythm)

It is also used as a means to check treatment modalities for heart disease to determine if they are working. For example, doctors use an EKG to make sure pacemakers are working correctly.

Symptoms of Heart Problems

When a person exhibits certain symptoms, the doctor may recommend an EKG to check the status of the heart. These symptoms include:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Rapid pulse
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness, or lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Weakness or fatigue

An EKG can help diagnose a heart problem or rule it out, since some symptoms are also associated with other health issues. The doctor may advise an EKG if you want to exercise and have a family history of heart disease, diabetes or other cardiovascular risks.

The EKG is not a routine test, meaning if you do not have any risk factors and no symptoms, you will not need one. For people experiencing symptoms or having risk factors associated with heart disease, an EKG can be a lifesaver.

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Brent J. Michael, MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1260W
Santa Monica, CA 90404



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