Electrocardiogram

Definition of Electrocardiogram:

A test that shows a tracing of the electrical conduction of the heart.

Also: ECG, EKG

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Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...These may include an elevated blood level of potassium, a low blood level of sodium, a shift in the ratio of certain white blood cells, or surprising changes on an EKG or chest X-ray that are caused by high potassium or low blood volume...”

Angina

...the condition
“...Clinical evaluation of all patients with angina should include an electrocardiogram (EKG) at rest and a chest X-ray...”
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Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: One test that may required for diagnosis is an electrocardiogram, also called ECG or EKG...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...Blood tests, a chest X-ray and an electrocardiogram (ECG) may be ordered...”

Endocarditis

...the condition
“...Diagnostic tests may include laboratory blood counts and blood cultures, electrocardiogram, X-rays of the heart and lungs, including echocardiogram...”
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Hypokalemia

...the condition
“...may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave as seen on an electrocardiogram), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders...”

Marfan's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Diagnosis is based on a detailed medical and family history; complete physical examination; height measurement; eye examination by an ophthalmologist; X-rays, electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram of the heart; and X-rays of the spine...”

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

...recommendation Test for Cardiac Risk Factors
“An electrocardiogram is recommended every three to five years after the age of 50, or after 30 if at high risk for heart attacks...”

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

...the condition
“...You also may have an electrocardiogram (EKG)...”
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