What’s it like: To get an electrocardiogram, or EKG

You might get an EKG if you’re experiencing a fluttering feeling in your heart, chest pain or a family history of irregular heartbeat. You might also get an EKG if you have a family history of sudden death at an early age because of heart problems.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Modified: March 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm •  Published: March 31, 2013

Why get an electrocardiogram?

An electrocardiogram, more commonly known as an EKG or ECG, is a simple test that monitors the electrical activity of your heart.

When your heart...

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