Elite Premier Medical Care
Fred Revoredo, MD
Family Practice located in Paterson, NJ & Passaic, NJ
IIf you have symptoms of cardiovascular health problems, you may need an electrocardiogram (EKG) to test for heart problems. At Elite Premier Medical Care in Paterson and Passaic, New Jersey, Fred Revoredo, MD, offers EKG testing from the convenience of his office for rapid assessment and treatment. Call Elite Premier Medical Care, or schedule a consultation online today for cardiovascular assessments, including EKGs.
What is an EKG?
An EKG is a diagnostic test that monitors and records the electrical signals in your heart. The test is noninvasive and painless but provides critical information about your cardiovascular activity.
When your heart beats, an electrical pulse travels through your heart, causing the different chambers to contract and move your blood.
An EKG monitors that electrical pulse to show Dr. Revoredo how quickly the electrical pulse runs through your heart as well as the amount of electrical activity.
This information reveals if your heartbeat is too fast or too slow as well as if any part of your heart is overworked or enlarged.
Why do I need an EKG?
Dr. Revoredo uses EKGs to diagnose the cause of cardiovascular symptoms, such as:
- Heart palpitations
- A pulse that’s too rapid or slow
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Declined ability to exercise
The results of an EKG provide a wide range of useful data about your heart, its function, and potential problems, including:
- Arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm)
- Structural issues in your heart
- Signs of a previous heart attack
- Coronary artery disease
- Whether your heart disease treatments are working
If you have a personal or family history of heart disease and are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a heart problem, contact Dr. Revoredo at Elite Premier Medical Care today.
The sooner you have an accurate diagnosis, the more quickly you can start treatment to improve your health and potentially save your life.
What happens during an EKG?
When you have an EKG, Dr. Revoredo places 10 electrode patches on your chest, arms, and legs. While you lie flat on a treatment table and relax, the EKG computer records your resting heart activity.
Dr. Revoredo may also ask you to walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike to collect information about your heart activity while it’s under stress.
You should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for your EKG appointment. Dr. Revoredo provides detailed advice on how to prepare for your test.
For example, you should avoid caffeine for at least 24 hours before your test. Also, don’t use any oily or greasy lotions on the day of your EKG as they can interfere with the way the electrodes stick to your skin.
Call Elite Premier Medical Care, or make an appointment online today for EKGs and outstanding patient care.