Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An Electrocardiogram (or ECG as it is commonly called) is a measure of the electrical activity of your heart.  The technician will place ten electrodes on your arms, legs and chest and wires are attached to these electrodes to take the measurement.
This test is completely pain free and will take approximately five minutes to perform although there might be a small wait depending on how busy the department is at the time of your visit.  If the technician determines that it is necessary for you to see one the doctors after performing your ECG you might have to wait a while to do so.