A resting EKG is done in a doctor’s office or in an outpatient area of a medical center. You will be asked to lie on your back on an examining table. Small sticky patches (wire electrodes) will be placed on your chest, arms and legs. While you lie quietly the EKG machine will record your heart’s activity on a paper strip as a series of wavy lines.
Stress testing uses EKG technology to track your heart activity. The test is performed with the patient walking on a treadmill or riding on a stationary bicycle.
A Holter monitor can be worn at home for a number of days. Electrodes taped to the chest send heart activity data to a small device clipped to a belt or waistband.
Your doctor will analyze EKG test results and meet with you to discuss the findings.
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