Office Services

Electrocardiography and Holter/Event Monitoring

Electrocardiography is a method by which the electrical activity of the heart is recorded. It is an important tool, frequently used by cardiologists, in evaluating the heart. There are a few methods by which this can be achieved in our office: A 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram) is done by attaching multiple cables to your limbs and chest wall. The electrical signals from your heart are then transferred to a printed “picture.” This is a painless procedure done in a matter of minutes.

Another way of recording the heart’s electrical activity is through holter monitoring or event recorders. These are also painless but involve a longer period of time. If you are curious about the details of this testing, please see the link under patient education/procedures and testing.