12-lead surface electrocardiogram (EKG) is a painless test that allows the expert to analyze the heart’s electrical conduction system. Thus, our heart has a natural pacemaker called the sinus node that produces an electrical signal regularly, which is distributed through an electrical conduction system. This electrical system is transformed in energy used by our cardiac muscle to beat.
With this fast and simple test the cardiologist can check if the sinus node (our natural pacemaker) and the rest of the electrical conduction system are properly working
Moreover, the EKG can detect old or recent myocardial infarction, arrhythmias and other disorders. After EKG results, other tests and preventive treatment can be implemented.
The EKG is performed in less than 5 minutes and the patient gets a report immediately.