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 »

Causes for abnormal electrocardiogram results include damage to the heart muscle, a congenital heart defect, swelling or fluid in the sac around the heart, and inflammation of the heart, explains MedlinePlus. Other poten... More »

An EKG test is used to check the electrical activity of a patient's heart. These are often done in order to monitor how medication is working for a patient, to check the rhythm of the heart and, in some cases, to check i... More »

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

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 »

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

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 »