12 Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)

The 12 lead ECG involves analysing your hearts electrical activity. 10 leads are attached to your skin with stickers and an electrical print out is performed. It is the most commonly ordered heart investigation and is used to diagnose many conditions including heart attacks, heart block and atrial fibrillation.  An ECG is often required for followup visits to monitor your response to changes in medication or to show evidence of new heart conditions.

Duration : 15 minutes

Fasting : not required