Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The one-day national symposium on ECG began here under the aegis of Association of Physicians of India.Inaugurating the programme, chief guest Dr Anil Saxena said that all physicians should participate in such programmes so that they may obtain latest information about ECG.
He said an electrocardiogram, also called ECG, is a test that records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches attached to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs.
An ECG may be part of a routine physical exam or it may be used as a test for heart disease. An ECG can be used to further investigate symptoms related to heart problems. ECGs are quick, safe, painless, and inexpensive tests that are routinely performed if a heart condition is suspected.
Dr Saxena said latest knowledge about advancements in the field of medicine helps to provide better treatment to the patients.Dr M Pandurangi from Chennai said your doctor uses the ECG to assess your heart rhythm, diagnose poor blood flow to the heart muscle, diagnose a heart attack and evaluate certain abnormalities of your heart, such as an enlarged heart.
Organising chairman Dr PC Manoria said ECG is an unmatched test to diagnose heart disease. He said the tests you’ll need to diagnose your heart disease depend on what condition your doctor thinks you might have.
No matter what type of heart disease you have, your doctor will likely perform a physical exam and ask about your personal and family medical history before doing any tests. Besides blood tests and a chest X-ray, tests to diagnose heart disease can include:
Dr Manoria said electrocardiogram records these electrical signals and can help your doctor detect irregularities in your heart’s rhythm and structure.
The ECG is the best option for diagnosis of heart diseases. ECG is first performed when a doctors suspect a heart condition.
-Dr PC Manoria, physician