According to the National Institutes of Health, an EKG, or electrocardiogram, can show if a patient is having issues with his heart's electrical system. An EKG is a diagnostic tool that doctors can use to determine if a ... More »

EKG and ECG stand for electrocardiogram, which is a test that evaluates the electrical activity of the heart, according to WebMD. The electrical activity is transmitted onto paper in the form of waves. These line tracing... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

An abnormal electrocardiogram reading can result from an electrolyte imbalance, medication side effects or a heart attack, according to Healthline. Abnormalities in the heart rate, rhythm, shape and size are additional r... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Different parts of the EKG strip graph represent an electrical signal's journey through the heart during an electrocardiogram, explains the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The electrical pattern represented on... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

The proper placement of electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) leads are the right arm, left arm, left leg and six different placements on the chest, notes the University of Utah. An EKG measures the electrical activity of the h... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

ECG and EKG are both acronyms for electrocardiogram. This is a test for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, which triggers the heart muscle to contract and pump blood through the arteries. Doctors may ord... More »

Interpreting an electrocardiogram, or EKG, requires analysis of the heart rate, heart rhythm, P wave, PR interval and QRS complex, according to Practical Clinical Skills. The EKG is a visual representation of the number ... More »