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How can I prepare for an electrocardiogram (EKG)?

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To prepare for an EKG:

  • Avoid oily or greasy skin creams and lotions the day of the test. They can affect the electrode-skin contact.
  • Avoid full-length hosiery, because electrodes need to be put directly on your legs.
  • Wear a shirt you can take off easily.

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

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