The Use and Types of Electrocardiograms

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The Patients assessment tool is the equipment, which are used to treat the patients either outdoors or inside hospital or in any medical centers. An Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor is a simple diagnostic test to tell about the heartbeat by placing some electrodes on our body. ECG monitor also provide all the heart related problems and the functioning of heart. An ECG monitor is a simple painless noninvasive test that can be performed in virtually any clinic, doctor office or medical facility. From ECG monitor it is possible to determine whether our rhythm is normal or abnormal. Abnormal rhythm includes slow rhythms (Brady cardiac), fast rhythms (tachycardia’s) and heart block. In addition, the ECG monitor can show the effects of electrolyte (normal or abnormal blood chemistry) and medications on the heart.(cohen 2010) A doctor may recommended an ECG monitor for patients because of their symptoms or who may be risk of heart disease because there might be family history of heart disease or they smoke, overweight, have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.(Better health 2013) . Some Health problem which ECG Monitor used to diagnosed are shape of heart, heart functioning, blood supply to the heart, positioning of the heart, cardiac arrest of heart, balancing of electrolyte in the heart, check the blood arteries, irregular and abnormal heart beats. (Royal Melbourne Hospital - Department of Cardiology ) ECG is performed by attaching 12 lead ECG Electrodes to Patients. It will print a copy of the rhythm strip. After the completion a paramedic or ECG technician normally perform this simple painless investigation by placing electrodes in patients chest, wrist and ankles. This records the electrical activity of the... ... middle of paper ... ...lth of patients who have been diagnosed with cardiac problem, to help assess artificial cardiac pacemaker or to monitor the certain medication to the heart. (Royal Melbourne Hospital - Department of Cardiology page 3) . The 3 major Type of ECG are:- . 1) Resting ECG:- Patients lies down and there is no movement allowed during this time, here the impulse generated by our muscles can interfere the impulse generated by our heart. This method can takes five to ten minutes. . 2) Ambulatory ECG:- This ECG is recorded by a portable recording device which is worn for at least 24 hours. Patients can move freely when monitor is fitted on there body. Patient’s recovery from heart disease will experience this type of ECG. . 3) Cardiac arrest Test:- This type of ECG is performed for a patient ride on the exercise bike or walk on trade mill which takes15-20 minutes to complete.

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