EKG in Chicago, IL
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What Is An EKG, and Why Is It Important?
An electrocardiogram or EKG is a diagnostic test that measures your heart activity. Your physician or, in some cases, urgent or emergency care provider may recommend an EKG if you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, or an irregular heartbeat. Results from an EKG can help identify heart disease or conditions affecting the blood vessels or function of the heart. More than 84 million Americans are experiencing some form of cardiovascular disease yet are unaware until they become severe. Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel have experienced primary care providers who take heart disease seriously and recommend EKGs anytime a heart condition is suspected. Contact one of our Chicago, IL area locations to learn more about our diagnostic exams and protocols.
What Abnormalities Might Indicate An Issue?
To perform your EKG, sensors will be taped to your chest, arms, and legs to take readings based on your heart activity. Abnormalities that might be detected during an EKG can include:
- An irregular heartbeat
- High or low electrolyte levels
- Indications of a previous heart attack
- Heart enlargement due to high blood pressure
- Hypertrophy or abnormal thickness of the heart
- Abnormal heart structure
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I found my forever Dr when I found Dr. Ramirez. I have seen a few doctors in my day and I work in the Healthcare system. Dr. Ramirez is so professional and courteous, she takes the time to listen to me as a patient and she really focuses on my overall health. Not one to just prescribe medicatiin just because she can. I can't believe I picked her out of a list of doctors because I had to because of my insurance. Turns out it was the best choice I could ever make.
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Expert Care for Your Heart
When a heart condition is diagnosed early on, treatment can be tailored to the needs of the patient. Often, these conditions can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes. Heart diseases and disorders do not have to slow you down if you seek early treatment from a talented team, like that of Health Direction Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.