Heart, Male

Electrocardiogram

December 27, 2011

Electrocardiogram

or

EKG

is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart. Receiving an

EKG test

can find the cause of unexplained chest pain, heart disease, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting. In addition, it can also show you how well medicines are working, if certain medicines are causing side effects, and how well mechanical devices implanted are doing. Men older than 35 should receive an EKG every 5 years to check for blood clots and other heart related symptoms.

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