Electrocardiography (EKG)

The primary method for examining heart activity. The graphical representation of this study is an electrocardiogram. EKG allows the evaluation of blood supply to the heart at rest, understanding the conductivity of the heart muscle, diagnosing chamber enlargement, and determining the heart rhythm. Classic electrocardiography is performed using 12 electrodes carefully attached to the patient’s body. During data collection, the patient lies calmly on a bed. The equipment generates an electrocardiogram during the examination, which the cardiologist interprets.

In our clinic, the services of electrocardiography are offered by distinguished cardiologists Jeļena Šafro and Gaļina Blūmentāle. You can quickly schedule a visit with them by filling out the application form below or by clicking the button on Piearsta.lv (authorization through www.piearsta.lv portal), or by calling us at 255 89 505. Various health insurance policies are also accepted for payment.

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Useful Information

Further, frequently asked questions about electrocardiography (EKG) and answers to them are provided. We hope this information is useful and helps you better prepare for the upcoming examination.

When is it necessary to undergo electrocardiography?

Almost every patient examination begins with an EKG, as electrocardiography allows the recording of the main indicators of heart function. Electrocardiography is also required before any surgical intervention. As a preventive measure, an EKG is recommended once a year for all patient groups. For some symptoms, priority is given to electrocardiography (EKG). For example, if a patient complains of palpitations; any intensity, duration, and location of chest pain; shortness of breath, coughing, distant palpitations; episodes of blood pressure “fluctuations”; episodes of pre-fainting and fainting states.

When should electrocardiography not be performed?

Heart EKG can be performed without fear, both in children and adults. The method is painless and safe for well-being and health. However, on the day before the examination, it is recommended for the patient to rest and try to avoid stress. Do not exercise directly before EKG. How long does electrocardiography take? The examination usually lasts no more than 10-15 minutes. However, we recommend arriving at the clinic at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time so that our staff can handle the documents. Then a doctor’s examination and electrocardiography are performed. So the total visit time could be approximately 20-25 minutes.

What to bring to the procedures?

In addition to an identity document, the results of previous diagnostic procedures, such as previous electrocardiography, echocardiography, Holter monitoring results, will be useful, so the doctor can have a more complete and accurate understanding of your heart condition dynamically.

Cost of an electrocardiogram:

An electrocardiogram costs €15.00

Do you have any more questions?

Call us at +371 255 89 505, and we will provide more detailed explanations. Additional information about specialists who perform this procedure in our medical center can be found [here](link to the relevant page).