Our receptionists will book a 20 minute appointment for you to have an ECG. This will usually be with the Health Care Assistant.
An ECG records the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart. A number of electrodes (small, sticky patches) are put on your arms, legs and chest. The electrodes are connected to a machine that records the electrical signals of each heartbeat.You may be asked to remove your clothing from the waist up.
Although an ECG can detect problems with your heart rhythm, an abnormal reading does not always mean there is anything wrong, nor does a normal reading rule out heart problems.
In some cases you may have an exercise ECG test or 'stress test'. This is when an ECG recording is taken while you are exercising (usually on a treadmill or exercise bike). If you experience pain while exercising, the test can help identify whether your symptoms are caused by angina, which is usually due to CHD. NHS Choices website