• Consumer Health Tips: Electrocardiogram — mapping your heart’s electrical activity

a medical illustration of an electrocardiogram in progressElectrocardiogram: An overview
An electrocardiogram (EKG) records the electrical signals in your heart. It's a common test used to detect heart problems and monitor the heart's status in many situations. Learn more about EKGs and other types of heart rhythm monitoring.


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