Ecg at home

ECG test at home

What is the purpose of the ECG test? 

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Ecg at home

• Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing

• Dizziness

• Fainting

• Irregular heartbeats (Arrhythmias)

• Breaking out in a Cold Sweat

• In persons displaying other symptoms of a any  heart disease

• To diagnose if a patient has suffered a heart attack or evidence of a previous heart attack

• To monitor treatment for  CAD (coronary artery disease),To check if there are significant electrolyte abnormalities, such as high or low  potassium & calcium.

• To assess the function of TPM(temporary pacemaker) & PPM Permanent  pacemaker,To determine the size and position of the chambers of the heart

• to check a Person who may be at risk of cardiovascular  disease because  A family history of heart disease, Smoking habits

• Overweight

• Diabetes

• High blood pressure,High cholesterol level in blood

What is the preparation for ECG test?

How to perform ECG test at home?

ECG at home
ECG at home

What abnormal ECG test results mean?

Abnormal ECG results may indicate the following:

  • Myocardial (cardiac muscle) defect
  • Enlargement of the heart
  • Congenital defects
  • Heart valve disease
  • Arrhythmias (abnormal rhythms)
  • Tachycardia (heart rate too fast) or bradycardia (too slow)
  • Ectopic heartbeat
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis)
  • Changes in the amount of electrolytes (chemicals in the blood)
  • Past heart attack
  • Present or impending heart attack

Additional conditions under which the test may be performed include the following:

  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atrial fibrillation/flutter
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Complicated alcohol abstinence (delirium tremens)
  • Coronary artery spasm
  • Digitalis toxicity
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Drug-induced lupus erythematosus
  • Familial periodic paralysis
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Heart failure
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Idiopathic cardiomyopathy
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Insomnia
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Left-sided heart failure
  • Lyme disease
  • Mitral regurgitation; acute
  • Mitral regurgitation; chronic
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Multifocal atrial tachycardia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pericarditis
    • Bacterial pericarditis
    • Constrictive pericarditis
    • Post-MI pericarditis
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy
  • Primary amyloid
  • Primary hyperaldosteronism
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Right-sided heart failure
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Stable angina
  • Stroke
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Unstable angina
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome



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