Our team at Advocate Medical Centre can perform, where clinically appropriate, ECGs (electrocardiogram) onsite.

ECGs can assist in diagnosing a wide range of heart problems such as:

  • muscle defect;
  • enlargement of the heart;
  • congenital defects;
  • heart valve disease;
  • arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms);
  • tachycardia or bradycardia (heart rate too fast or too slow);
  • ectopic heartbeat;
  • coronary artery disease;
  • inflammation of the heart (myocarditis);
  • inflammation around the heart (pericarditis);
  • changes in the amount of electrolytes (chemicals in the blood); and
  • myocardial infarction (heart attack), past or present.