ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG) EXAMINATIONS
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a recording of the heart's current curve, which can provide a variety of diagnostically valuable information about the heart. Based on the curve, conclusions can be drawn about acute circulatory disorders, cardiac arrhythmias or, for example, a past heart attack. The examination is optionally performed as a resting ECG, stress ECG under physical activity on a bicycle ergometer or long-term ECG.
Resting and exercise ECG
We use an electrocardiogram (ECG) to measure low electrical currents. These occur with every heartbeat and are transmitted in the body. Coronary heart disease, as well as some cardiac arrhythmias, often first appear when the heart is under increased stress. Then it becomes necessary to perform an ECG recording, under physical stress on a bicycle ergometer. The stress ECG also allows us to assess blood pressure and physical performance.
By means of long-term ECG, we can detect cardiac arrhythmias. To do this, you wear a small recording device - the size of a smartphone - almost invisibly, hidden under your clothing. The portable ECG records your heart activity in a specified time frame. The recording period is at least 24 hours and can be extended up to 7 days, depending on the agreement. The method captures cardiac arrhythmias that occur only in phases and provides valuable information for diagnosis.