Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will support the purchase of six new Electrocardiograph (ECG) machines. Your doctor may suggest you need to get an electrocardiogram. This is also called ECG. This test checks for signs of heart disease – it is a test that records the electrical activity of your heart. ECGs are quick, safe, and painless.
ECG testing can help your doctor find the cause of palpitations or chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting; check how well medicines are working and their effect on the heart; and check how well mechanical devices that are implanted in the heart, such as pacemakers, are working to control abnormal heart activity.
An ECG is sometimes done as part of routine tests, like before an operation, or in an emergency situation.
AN ECG test takes about 5 – 10 minutes. Small electrodes are placed on your arms, legs and chest. Wires connect these electrodes to the ECG machine. This machine detects the electrical signals that start each heartbeat and records them onto paper or a computer.
CKHA completes an average of 40 – 50 ECG tests every day! By supporting this fundraiser, you are helping to enhance cardiac care at CKHA.
Thank you for supporting our 2020 Igniting Healthcare 50/50 FUNdraiser, which helped us purchase a new C-Arm for CKHA’s Urology department.