EKG Specialist

Calvary Medical Clinic

Family Medicine and Pediatrics located in Cleveland, Livingston, & Humble, TX

An electrocardiogram, more commonly known as an EKG or ECG, is one of the most efficient tests for evaluating your heart function. The expert practitioners at Calvary Medical Clinic in in Humble, Cleveland, and Livingston, Texas, provide in-house EKG testing, so you won’t have to go to another facility. If you need an EKG, you can book an exam right through the website, or you can call the clinic nearest you to book a visit.

EKG Q & A

Why do I need an EKG?

Your doctor may recommend an electrocardiogram (EKG) if you’re experiencing abnormalities with your heart function. An EKG is a common, noninvasive test to diagnose:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Electrolyte abnormalities 
  • Thickened heart muscle
  • Cause of chest pain or discomfort
  • Ischemia (poor blood flow to your heart)

An EKG is often a screening that’s requested before you go in for surgery, just to ensure your heart is healthy enough for the procedure. 

What happens during an EKG?

An EKG is a fast and painless test that can be completed in about 10 minutes. Your technician at Calvary Medical Clinic attaches 10 electrodes to various points of your body, like around your rib cage. These electrodes have adhesives to keep them in place on your skin.

They attach wires to these electrodes, which are attached to the EKG system. The machine then simply starts tracking your heart’s electrical impulses. Once your EKG is complete, you can return to all of your normal activities — no downtime needed. 

Because an EKG involves using adhesives to attach the electrodes, it’s helpful to avoid applying lotion to your body the day of your test. For men, your technician might need to shave certain small areas of your chest if there is too much hair for the electrodes to attach. 

When will my doctor get my EKG results?

Since Calvary Medical Clinic offers on-site EKG testing, your physician gets your results immediately. In some cases, you may be asked to wait while your doctor reviews your EKG reading, so they can discuss them with you when you leave.

Other times, you may be scheduled for a follow-up visit to get your EKG results and find out if further testing or treatment is necessary. The team at Calvary Medical Clinic keeps your EKG records on file, so if you need EKGs in the future, your doctor can easily compare your results to see if there are any changes. 

Book your EKG at Calvary Medical Clinic directly through the website. You can also call either clinic to speak with a team member to schedule your EKG appointment.