EKG Testing in Houston
EKG Tests at Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, TX
If you are searching for an urgent care center with EKG services in Houston, Texas, look no further than Lifeline Urgent Care. Our state-of-the-art, physician-led immediate care center is equipped an EKG machine, allowing us to swiftly provide EKG tests onsite.
What is an EKG?
An EKG, or an electrocardiogram, is a routine test that evaluates the heart’s electrical activity and can provide valuable insight regarding heart health. It is typically used to check for potential heart problems, particularly among young athletes and adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. An EKG test is simple and painless – small, sticky electrodes are placed on key areas of the patient’s chest to assess the heart’s electrical activity. These electrodes record heart impulses which appear as waves on a computer monitor or paper. After about 10 minutes, a physician will review the recorded waves to confirm if impulses are traveling throughout the heart as they should.
What does an abnormal EKG result mean?
If your heart impulses appear to be abnormal, it may be a sign of a structural heart abnormality, arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms), or poor blood supply to the heart. Or, it could simply be a false alarm. We may suggest further testing or refer you to a specialist we know and trust based on the results of your EKG.
At Lifeline Urgent Care, we provide EKG services to adolescents and adults on a walk-in basis, often alongside sports physicals and wellness exams. Visit us in Houston today! We are open seven days a week and offer affordable rates.
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