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An Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a simple painless noninvasive test offered at the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center in Manhattan. An ECG records the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. The cardiologist, Dr. Steven Reisman, may recommend an ECG for patients who may be at risk of heart disease because there is a family history of heart disease, or because they smoke, are overweight, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Additionally, a primary doctor may recommend an ECG if a patient is experiencing symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or fast or irregular heartbeats (palpitations). ECGs are often performed to monitor the health of patients who have been diagnosed with heart problems, to help assess artificial cardiac pacemakers or to monitor the effects of certain medications on the heart.
During the ECG test electrodes will be attached to your arms, legs and chest. The electrodes (sticky patches applied with a gel) will connect to some wires to help detect and conduct the electrical currents of your heart. This important test normally only takes a few minutes.
The cardiologist will be look for a consistent, even heart rhythm and a heart rate between 50 and 100 beats a minute.
The NYC Cardiologist, Dr. Steven Reisman, may use an ECG to detect:
How do I prepare for an Electrocardiogram (ECG) stress test?
There is no special preparation required for an ECG. However, wearing clothing that gives easy access to the chest is helpful. You should come as you are and eat or drink as you normally do.
What happens after this cardiac test?
The ECG recording will be submitted to our Cardiologist, Dr. Steven Reisman, who is a specially-trained doctor in reading these recordings. He will interpret the recording and will then provide you & your physician with a written report of his findings.
The results of your ECG will determine your treatment, if any. Treatment depends on the diagnosed condition but may include, for example:
If you have any questions for the best in class NYC cardiologist or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment please feel free to contact Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and indicate which Manhattan office (Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, or Wall Street / Financial District) you would like to see the cardiologist for a cardiac consultation.
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New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center
42 Broadway, Suite 1530,
New York, NY 10004
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm;
Saturday - Sunday: Closed