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ECG: what is it?

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Electrocardiography (ECG) is a diagnostic method that makes it possible to efficiently and quickly assess the functioning of the heart and predict it for the near future. The essence of this study is to record on paper the current, which in turn control the functioning of the heart. The obtained data are recorded in graph form on paper. This graph is called the electrocardiogram. After researching a cardiologist rasshifrovat of the results and holds their interpretation. Next, we'll talk in more detail about the ECG and tell us about it Khetagurov Valery Borisovich - member network of medical centers "" which, by the way, you can inexpensively .


Varieties of the ECG:

  • simple;
  • the daily (Holter) monitoring (ECG for 24 hours).

Daily ECG monitoring, as shown:

  • At the beginning of the disease;
  • the intricate complex cases;
  • To determine the effect of time of day on heart;
  • To determine the effect of exercise on the heart.

How to conduct an ECG?

the human body attached sensors (four large sensor is attached on the feet and hands, and small – on the chest). Sensors themselves are attached to the body by means of suction cups and clamps. At the time, this procedure often lasts from 5 to 10 minutes.


That includes the ECG interpretation?

to this day, medicine has not yet invented any of the 1st diagnostic apparatus, in which the main element would be the head technician. Only an experienced cardiologist can link readings and ECG features of the disease. Thus, the electrocardiogram is possible to assume development and identify hundreds of heart disease.

According to statistics, heart diseases are on the 1st place in the world for mortality. That is why the ECG interpretation is the setting of preliminary diagnosis of numerous diseases of this organ.

of Course, the EKG is not the only way to diagnose, but often after the vote and decryption becomes clear plan for the future examination and treatment.


Who should do ECG?

  1. People who are ill with infectious diseases (including SARS);
  2. the
  3. People over forty years of age;
  4. the
  5. Patients diabetes mellitus;
  6. the
  7. People with increased cholesterol levels in the blood;
  8. the
  9. People suffering from pain in the region of the heart;
  10. the
  11. People who previously suffered from heart disease;
  12. the
  13. People with high body mass
  14. the
  15. People who have shortness of breath.

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