By: Asaf Dagan, DVM, Dip. ABVP specializing in canine and feline medicine,
Veterinary Center Ramat-Hasharon
What Is an Electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG)?
An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a diagnostic test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. It is non-invasive and not painful. The heart's electrical activity is detected by attaching small electrodes to the limbs of the dog or cat. The signal is then recorded and printed onto a specially marked paper to allow for specific measurements.The EKG is a great test for diagnosis of abnormal heart rhythms and also can be useful for identification of heart enlargement or certain drug effects on the heart. Therefore, it is indicated whenever heart rhythm problems are suspected or as part of a thorough evaluation of the heart function.
What Does an EKG Reveal?
Is an EKG Painful?
Is Sedation or Anesthesia Needed for an EKG?
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