Your physician may suggest you get an electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or ECG, to check for signs of heart disease.They will make this determination based on your age, family history, current health, and potential symptoms you are experiencing.
An EKG is a test that tracks and records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches that are attached to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. These tests are quick, safe, and painless for patients. With this test, your doctor will be able to do the following things:
-Check the rhythm of your heart
-Determine if you have poor blood flow to your heart muscle (this is called ischemia)
-Diagnose a heart attack
-Check for abnormalities, such as thickened heart muscle
-Detect if there are significant electrolyte abnormalities, such as high potassium or high or low calcium.
How Should I Prepare For An EKG?
Dress comfortably and be aware that the electrodes placed on your body will go on your chest, arms, and legs. Avoid wearing heavy lotions or body creams that will leave your body oily or greasy. Talk to your doctor before the test to determine if it is okay to take medications before the exam and avoid drinking caffeinated beverages before your appointment. If you feel you may need an EKG contact wellspire Medical Group in Humble, TX today.
Telemedicine in Humble, TX
At this time Wellspire Medical Group is accepting telemedicine appointments for all non-emergency appointments. We will continue to provide our patients with the highest quality of healthcare services and medical treatment in Humble, Atascocita, and surrounding areas. We encourage new and established patients to reach out to us today to learn more about the services we are currently offering and how we can help you stay on top of your health while also taking extra measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you or someone in your family is looking for a new primary care physician make sure you are choosing to work with a doctor that cares, such as the professionals at Wellspire Medical Group.
Telemedicine is available for all new and established patients, any diagnosis.
Give us a call at 281-446-7173 to schedule.
Wellspire Medical Group
Whether you have a medical concern you want to address with a physician, or are seeking long term management and care for a condition you already have been diagnosed with, Wellspire is here for you. We believe every patient deserves a treatment plan that works for their specific needs and lifestyle. At the first sign of an issue, come into one of our two medical facilities. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you at one of our locations. Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as the Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”