HEARTLAND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
1700 Ring Road
(Inside Surgical Specialist and next to Republic Bank)
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Heartland Diagnostic Center offers routine laboratory, EKG, Radiology services. No appointment is needed to receive services.
— abbreviated as EKG or ECG
Is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart.
Why is it done?
An ECG gives two major kinds of information. First, by measuring time intervals on the ECG, a doctor can determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart. Finding out how long a wave takes to travel from one part of the heart to the next shows if the electrical activity is normal or slow, fast or irregular. Second, by measuring the amount of electrical activity passing through the heart muscle, a cardiologist may be able to find out if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked.