An electrocardiogram is a type of diagnostic test that is used to determine the presence of problems with the heart's electrical activity, according to WebMD. The test is usually ordered to find the cause of specific sym... More »

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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 »

A cardiogram test may refer to either an electrocardiogram or echocardiogram test. The electrocardiogram test is a medical test that checks for issues with the electrical activity in the heart, while the echocardiogram t... 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 »

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Diagnostic tests for heart conditions include electrocardiogram, stress test, echocardiogram, positron emission tomography scan and tilt table test options. Others include magnetic resonance imaging of the heart and card... More »

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Angioplasty patients typically need to have electrocardiogram and routine blood test the day before the angioplasty procedure, and they can only drink and eat until midnight of the night prior to the procedure, according... More »

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Any type of activity or exercise causes the heart to beat faster, according to the Scott Hamilton Care Initiative. Emotions such as fear, stress and anxiety increase the heart rate as well. Aging, medications and medical... More »

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