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ECG (Electrocardiogram) is a test that records the electrical impulses of the heart. The test is painless and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Preparation:

  • A small area of the chest may need to be shaved
  • Wear a shirt or blouse that opens in the front

During the test:

  • The technician will place​ sticky pads (electrodes) on your chest, arms, and legs

After the test:

  • Your provider reviews and interprets the ECG
  • Test results will be communicated to you in a confidential manner, either by your provider during your visit, or by their nurse in about 5-10 days