To perform an ECG, leads connected to an ECG machine are attached to 10 electrodes (sticky dots) that are placed on your arms, legs and chest. Before an ECG, you may have your hair shaved or skin cleaned so the electrodes stick to you adequately. The entire process takes 5-10 minutes.
Dr Nasis uses 12-lead ECG to identify the presence of an arrhythmia, investigate a history of syncope or palpitations, or find evidence of a myocardial infarction (coronary artery blockages). It can also be used to determine normal pacemaker or ICD functioning.
At the end of the process, the ECG tracing is displayed on the ECG machine which is sent to Dr Nasis for interpretation and reporting.