ECG test Cracow

ECG examination in Cracow

An ECG (electrocardiography) test is a basic and non-invasive diagnostic test to assess the electrical activity of the heart. During an ECG, electrodes attached to the patient’s chest record electrical impulses generated by the heart, which are presented in the form of a graph called an ECG transcript or ECG curve.

An ECG test is performed in the presence of disturbing symptoms of the circulatory system, such as chest pain, palpitations, dizziness or fainting. It allows you to diagnose arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, and even myocardial infarction.

At the Prokocim Medical Center, we offer both resting and exercise ECG tests on a modern cycloergometer. The tests are performed and interpreted by an experienced physician and qualified personnel.

We invite you to make an appointment and have an ECG test performed at our center.

Price list of ECG examination in Krakow

Internal medicine consultation + ECG test PLN 240 dr. Monika Radoń
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The most important information about ECG in Krakow

What does an ECG test involve?

An ECG (electrocardiography) test involves recording the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the patient’s chest and limbs. The electrodes detect the electrical impulses generated by the heart and record them in the form of an ECG curve. By analyzing the recording, the doctor can assess the rhythm and regulation of the heart.

Where does the ECG take place in Krakow?

ECG (electrocardiography) is performed in the city of Krakow Prokocim.

Prokocim Medical Center, al. Adolfa Dygasiński 2d, 30-820 Cracow

Access by public transport: Przystanek Bieżanowska
tram lines: 3, 9, 13, 24, 49
bus lines: 144, 173, 301, 304, 314, 503

How does an ECG test work?

The ECG test is completely non-invasive and painless. It only takes a few minutes. The patient lies down on a couch, exposing the chest and limbs. The assistant then attaches electrodes to specific points on the body, lubricating the skin with a special gel. During the examination, the patient lies motionless. A record of the heart’s electrical activity is displayed on a monitor and printed.

What is an ECG used for?

An ECG test can diagnose a number of diseases and abnormalities, including:

  • abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • myocardial ischemia
  • scars after a heart attack
  • congenital heart defects

The ECG also helps to monitor cardiac treatment and the work of implanted pacemakers.

When is it a good idea to do an ECG?

ECG is recommended for heart ailments, such as:

  • chest pains
  • palpitations, increased heart rate
  • dizziness, fainting
  • shortness of breath, breathing problems

An ECG test should also be performed prophylactically once every few years in people over 40 years of age.

How to prepare for an ECG test?

You do not need to prepare for the ECG before the ECG. It is worth avoiding physical exertion, caffeine and stimulants, as they may interfere with the test result. Immediately before the ECG, it is a good idea to calm down and relax in order to get a regular record of your heartbeat.

Can pregnant women get an ECG?

Yes, an ECG is also a safe test for pregnant women and can be ordered by an obstetrician or cardiologist. However, it is important to remember that normal heart parameters may change during pregnancy.

Does an ECG require special preparation in children?

In young children, it may be necessary to calm down and prepare for the examination. Older children may be stressed by the situation, so it’s a good idea to explain to them what it is. As in adults, it is recommended to refrain from physical exertion before the ECG in children.

How long does it take to get an ECG result?

The result of the ECG test is received almost immediately. The doctor analyzes the ECG printout immediately after it is taken and interprets it for any abnormalities. The patient learns what the examination has shown during the visit.