Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants
Cardiologists located in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, & West Palm Beach, FL
If you’re at risk of or experiencing symptoms of vascular problems, board-certified cardiologists Jyoti Mohanty, MD, Narayn Pillai, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Suneet Kukreja, MD, and Matthew Klein, MD, and their expert team at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants, with locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter, Florida, can help. They offer electrocardiograms (EKG) to detect or rule out heart and blood vessel issues. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
EKG Q & A
What is an electrocardiogram (EKG)?
An EKG at Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants is a noninvasive, simple procedure that measures your heart’s electrical activity. It allows the Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants team to determine if your heart beats at a normal rate and strength and evaluate the position and size of your heart chambers. Abnormal EKGs can indicate heart or blood vessel problems.
Why might I need an EKG?
Your cardiologist may recommend you undergo an EKG if you experience one of the following:
- Chest pain
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Rapid pulse
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Decreased ability to exercise
- Weakness, fatigue, or confusion
EKGs help your provider determine how well a pacemaker or another heart disease treatment works. They can detect past heart attacks, blocked arteries, heart damage, and heart failure.
How should I prepare for an EKG?
Prior to getting an EKG, your cardiologist reviews your medical history and symptoms. Talk to them about supplements or medications you can take. There’s no special preparation you must follow, but your provider may ask you to change into a hospital gown prior to your EKG.
What should I expect during an EKG?
Just before getting an EKG, you lie down on a comfortable exam table. Your vascular specialist places up to 12 electrodes, or sticky patches with wires, on your chest and other areas of your body. The electrodes record your heart’s electrical signals. While you must lie still during the procedure, you can breathe normally. EKGs aren’t painful and often take just a few minutes.
What happens after the procedure?
After an EKG, you can resume your normal routine. Your cardiologist discusses the results with you on the same day or at your next appointment. If EKG results are normal, you likely won’t require additional testing. However, abnormal results may indicate you need another EKG or additional diagnostic tests.
If you have a heart problem, the Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants team personalizes treatments to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. They may recommend dietary changes, weight loss, regular exercise, medications, or a minor surgical procedure.
Don’t let potential heart problems go undiagnosed and untreated. Schedule an evaluation with Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for an EKG.
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