Some conditions which may cause changes in the ECG pattern include:
An ECG may also be done for other reasons. For example, the healthcare provider might want to look for problems during a checkup or physical exam, or before surgery or another procedure.
An ECG can be done almost anywhere. The equipment is very compact and portable. The equipment used includes the ECG machine, skin electrodes, and lead wires. The wires attach the electrodes to the ECG machine.
An ECG takes about 5 to 10 minutes, including attaching and detaching electrodes.
An ECG typically includes the following steps:
Before you agree to the test or the procedure for your child make sure you know: