All valid referrals for diagnostic tests are BULK BILLED, except for blood pressure monitor which does not have Medicare rebate.
An ECG (electrocardiogram) is used to monitor your heart Rhythm , this is a non invasive ,painless test with quick results. The skin is prepared by rubbing or shaving so that electrodes can stick to the skin. Small electrodes are the attached to the legs , arms and chest area
Please note: Males may require their chest hair to be shaved to enable attachment of electrodes as the hair interferes with the recording. Please advise staff if this is an issue. Duration: 10 -15 mins
- Irregularities in your heart rhythm
- If there is any narrowed arteries in your heart that may be causing chest pain or a heart attack
- Problems with your heart chambers
- A previous heart Attack
- If you have any family history of heart disease