An ECG is a non-invasive, painless test with quick results

An electrocardiogram, or ECG, 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. An ECGs or EKGs is a standard part of most cardiac consultations at Coffs Cardiology. An ECG is a non-invasive, painless test with quick results. During an ECG, sensors (electrodes) that can detect the electrical activity of your heart are attached to your chest and sometimes your limbs. These sensors are usually left on for just a few minutes.

What is an ECG used for?

Your consultant may use an electrocardiogram to detect:

• Irregularities in your heart rhythm (arrhythmias)
• If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain or a heart attack
• Structural problems with your heart’s chambers
• A previous heart attack
• How well certain ongoing heart disease treatments, such as a pacemaker, are working

Coffs Cardiology is conveniently located in the Specialist Medical Centre

We are conveniently located in Coffs Harbour on the Pacific Highway in the Specialist Medical Centre (take the exit for ‘Base Hospital’ at traffic lights). There is plenty of parking and we are on Level 2 in Suite 208.
Please take a ticket at the boom gate and bring to your appointment for validation for free parking.

If you have any queries relating to your ECG, contact us here.

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