How To Prepare
Many medications may change the results of this test. Be sure to tell your doctor or doctors representative about all the nonprescription and prescription medicines you take. If you take heart medication, your doctor will inform you how to take your medicines before this procedure.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test, its risks, how it will be done, or what the results will mean.
How It Is Done
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is usually done by a health professional, and the resulting EKG is interpreted by a doctor, such as an internist, family medicine doctor, electrophysiologist, cardiologist, anesthesiologist, or surgeon.
You may receive an EKG as part of a physical examination at our office or during a series of tests at a hospital or clinic. EKG equipment is often portable, so the test can be done almost anywhere.