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What can an electrocardiogram (EKG) do?

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Your doctor uses the EKG to:

  • Check your heart's rhythm
  • Check the blood flow to your heart muscle (ischemia)
  • Diagnose a heart attack
  • Look for signs of other issues with your heart, such as an enlarged heart

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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