Electrocardiography is a test conducted to record the electrical activity in the heart using electrodes placed on the skin. This test is routinely performed to assess the electrical functioning of the heart and the condition of the heart muscles. The heart has a two-stage electrical pump and its electric activity gives great insights into its health and functioning.
An ECG measures the heart rate as well as the heart rhythm. The heart rate is how fast the heart is beating, while the heart rhythm is the type of heartbeat. An ECG is one of the most fundamental heart-related investigations and helps establish if the patient has a risk of any heart condition.
An ECG will help your cardiologist – determine your actual heart rate, assess your heart rhythm, and evaluate the electrical conduction patterns.