Mission Regional uses modern diagnostic technology with digital electrocardiograms or EKGs. A safe and painless procedure, an EKG is administered while a patient is lying flat and still. This test measures the electrical activity of a heartbeat and cardiologists are able to determine if that activity is normal or irregular.
Cardiologists have traditionally read EKG results on strips of paper printed from the testing machine. Technology has advanced and the results are now displayed immediately on a computer, automatically saving to your electronic medical records.
An electronic EKG is an important diagnostic tool that Mission Regional uses in the fight against heart disease. With the information from an EKG, doctors can determine a patient’s risk for heart-related health problems and plan treatment to prevent or combat heart disease.
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