Hedges offers on-site EKG (electrocardiogram) and lab services for quick analysis of your heart. If a problem is suspected, we can evaluate your heart quickly and effectively on site, with no appointment necessary. Our qualified medical staff will provide immediate care and can also refer you to an appropriate specialist, if needed.
We work closely with your primary care provider (PCP), if you have one, to ensure that your ongoing medical needs are met. With your permission, and under strict privacy rules, we can share your electronic medical records and EKG results with all appropriate providers.
What Is An EKG?
An EKG, also referred to as an ECG, is an electrocardiogram, a measurement of the heart’s natural electrical activity. It is sometimes confused with an echocardiogram. Unlike the echocardiogram, which creates a visual representation of your heart using sound waves, an EKG specifically measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat of your heart, an electrical wave passes through the heart muscle causing it to contract and pump blood. An EKG or ECG measures the timing of this activity in the top and lower heart chambers.