ELECTRO-CARDIOGRAM (ECG)helP diagnose conditions such as irregular heartbeats, heart attacks, and other abnormalities
Get a Clear Picture of Your Heart HealthAt RMEDY Health screening ECGs are performed to empower our clients with their own heart health knowledge and provide early insight into any potential risks.
An electrocardiogram (ECGs) is a non-invasive, quick, and painless test that can provide valuable information about a person’s heart health.
Did you know? Heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death in Canada. In fact, every hour, about 14 Canadian adults age 20 and over diagnosed with heart disease die.
Early detection, knowing the facts, and leading a healthy lifestyle can all help reduce your risk and save your life.
What is it?
The screening ECG at RMEDY Health is used to assess the electrical activity in your heart health.
During an ECG, electrodes are placed on your chest, arms, and legs to detect the electrical signals that the heart produces as it beats. The signals are recorded and displayed on a graph, which can then be interpreted by a healthcare professional to determine if there are any abnormalities in your heart’s rhythm or function.
Who is it for?
A screening ECG is a simple way to assess a patients heart health and aids in the early identification of concerns or evaluate the hearts activity in relation to current symptoms.
This examination is often ordered for patients with pre-existing medical conditions or symptoms such as:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Palpitations (a racing or irregular heartbeat)
- Shortness of breath
- Fainting or dizziness
- Family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Previous heart attack or heart surgery
- Thyroid problems
Why should you get aN ECG?
At RMEDY Health we understand the importance of preventative heart health as identifying potential problems early on can allow for prompt treatment and better outcomes.
WHAT can it prevent or detect?
A screening ECG at RMEDY Health could help prevent and detect a wide range of heart conditions and diseases, including:
• IRREGULAR HEART BEATS
An screening ECG can detect if your heart is beating too fast, too slow, or irregularly, which could be a sign of an arrhythmia.
• BLOCKAGES IN THE HEART
A screening ECG can detect if there are any blockages in your arteries which can lead to a heart attack.
• HEART DISEASE
A screening ECG can detect heart disease in its early stages to allow for prompt treatment.
• SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH
A screening ECG can detect underlying heart conditions allowing for preventative measures to be taken
A screening ECG can reveal abnormal thickening or weakening of the heart muscle, which could indicate the presence of cardiomyopathy.
- Arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah): a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
- Arteriosclerosis (ahr-teer-ee-o-skluh-roh-sis): when the large arteries become stiffer and less elastic as you get older.
- Atherosclerosis (ath-uh-roh-skluh-roh-sis): describes the buildup of plaque within the arterial wall
- Cardiovascular disease: diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, and heart failure.
- Coronary heart disease (CHD): is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.
- Angina (an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) : chest pain or discomfort that occurs if an area of your heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood.
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“I went for an ECG thinking I was in perfect health. The results shocked me!”Elena L.
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