1. What is electrocardiography?

Electrocardiography (ECG) is the graph which represents the electrical activity of the heart muscle collected by electrodes arranged on the surface of the skin.

2. Which are the indications?     

This examination will detect many cardiac diseases such as myocardial infarction, disorders of heart rhythm ...

The doctor uses this review as a tool among others to make arguments to support his diagnosis.

3. How is the test done?

The doctor places electrodes on the patient at specific locations. The electrodes are connected to the electrocardiograph, which provides a plot of the electrical activity of the heart that will be interpreted by the physician.

This is a quick exam (less than five minutes), painless and without any danger.