NYC Doctors Use Electrocardiograms to Assess the Electrical Activity of the Heart
New York internists use electrocardiograms quite often as they are one of the best means of assessing the overall “health” of the heart. Electrocardiograms, otherwise known as “EKG”s and “ECG”s, are painless tests that measure the electrical activity of the heart. Small electrode patches are placed directly onto the skin of your chest, arms, and legs, as you lie on the table a machine takes readings of the electrical impulses that travel through your heart. It is quick and efficient—in fact, it takes less time to run the test than set up for it!
Upper East Side physician, Dr. Gafanovich uses the test to diagnose poor blood flow to the heart, evaluate heart abnormalities, assess your heart’s rhythm, and (in some cases) even diagnose a heart attack.
From time to time, she may ask that you have an ECG during a “resting” face and during an “exercise” phase in order to better assess your overall state of cardiovascular health. Please call (212) 249-6218 to schedule your visit with Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD