Electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) Directory
An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is a test in which electrode patches are attached to the skin to monitor the electrical activity of the heart. ECGs can observe heart rhythm, diagnose heart attacks, examine blood flow to and from the heart, and more. There are several types of ECGs that may be done depending on what your doctor is looking for. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how electrocardiograms are done, what results mean, and much more.
Heart Disease and Electrocardiograms
Find out about the different kinds of electrocardiograms -- also known as EKGs or ECGs -- that your doctor may suggest to check if you have heart disease.
Testing for Heart Disease with Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
WebMD explains how electrocardiograms (EKGs) and specialized EKGs -- like holter monitors and event monitors -- can help test for heart disease.
High Blood Pressure and Atherosclerosis
WebMD experts explain the link between high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, also called hardening of the arteries.
Heart Attack Treatment
WebMD walks you through first aid steps if you have symptoms of a heart attack.