An electrocardiogram is a test that examines heart function by recording the electrical activity thereof. This examination is a tool that helps diagnose for example, blocked arteries of the heart (coronary heart disease) and / or assess an irregular heart beat.
The resting electrocardiogram is a non evasive exam where stamps are placed on the patient’s chest. He can be sitting or lying down. These electrodes are connected to an electrocardiograph which traces the heart beat on paper. This data is then analyzed by a specialized cardiology doctor.
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