The Bonnells Bay Surgery has its own electrocardiograph and can provide patients with an immediate electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts.
A doctor may recommend an ECG for people who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. An ECG may also be required for some employment or leisure activity medical examinations.
They may also recommend an ECG if a person is experiencing symptoms such as:- chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or fast or irregular heartbeats (palpitations). ECG's are often performed to monitor the health of people who have been diagnosed with heart problems, to help assess artificial cardiac pacemakers or to monitor the effects of certain medications on the heart.