Electrocardiogram (ECG) at Amsterdam Tourist Doctors

About

About

At Amsterdam Tourist Doctors electrocardiograms (ECGs) can be performed.

Electrocardiography (ECG) is the graphical recording of the hearts electrical activity. The graph produced during the process is referred to as an electrocardiogram and it can show various disorders like:

  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Oxygen deficiency in heart muscle
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Previous myocardial infarction
  • Hypertrophic heart
Target group

Target group

An ECG is performed in case person experience complaints in the cardiac zone or have heart disorders, have diabetes mellitus or uses antihypertensive medications.
Preparations

Preparations

For ECG test you will be asked to lie on the bench bare-chested and uncovered legs and arms. Therefore we recommend you to wear clothes which can easily be taken off and put on again. Male patients are requested, if applicable, to shave part of their chest in order to properly place tags there. The spots where ten electrodes are going to be attached are applied with gel for better connection.
The procedure

The procedure

Two tags are placed on the wrists, two on the ankles and six on the chest. All tags are connected to ECG device which registers then heart muscle’s electrical activity. When the test is completed, tags will be removed and you can dress up again. The procedure lasts for about 15 minutes and is non-invasive, painless and safe.
Results

Results

The results will be discussed in a separate consultation. In case ECG shows anomalies, it might be necessary to conduct further checks.

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is not included in the price of a consultation; a surcharge applies.
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