If you have symptoms or risk factors of a heart condition, see the experts at America First Urgent Care. Its exceptional medical doctors and nurse practitioners offer electrocardiograms (EKG/EGG) to screen for heart irregularities. Call one of the offices in Coppell, Bedford, or Mesquite, Texas, to make an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.
An EKG, also referred to as an ECG, is a diagnostic procedure that records electrical signals in your heart. It’s a simple, painless procedure that can detect problems within the heart or blood vessels. Early detection and treatment is the best way to reduce your chance of a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other life-threatening medical conditions.
America First Urgent Care offers EKGs at the Coppell office location only.
An EKG/ECG can detect:
EKGs allow your medical specialist to determine how well a pacemaker or other cardiovascular treatments are working.
The America First Urgent Care team may suggest this diagnostic procedure if you struggle with dizziness, confusion, chest pain, heart palpitations, or a rapid pulse. Other indications can include shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, and difficulty exercising.
To get ready for an EKG, there’s no special preparation needed. But bring comfortable clothes and shoes if asked to, and tell your provider about any medications or dietary supplements you take. You may need to change into a hospital gown before your procedure.
During the procedure, your specialist places sticky electrodes on your chest or limbs to record your heart’s activity. A computer then sends the information as waves to a monitor. You might lie down still during the test to obtain the most accurate reading. If you complete a stress test as part of your EKG, you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike as well.
After testing is complete, there’s no downtime, and you can resume typical daily activities. Your provider removes the electrodes and reviews the results with you. Based on the results, they may suggest:
If you have a complex medical issue involving your heart or blood vessels, the America First Urgent Care team can refer you to a highly skilled specialist who can help.
Schedule an appointment at America First Urgent Care by phone or request one online today to determine if an EKG is right for you.