EKG (Video)

EKG (Video)

Espanol ButtonEKG (also called ECG) is short for electrocardiogram. Electro refers to the heart's natural electrical activity, which the test records through small wires taped on your chest. (Don't worry, you won't feel a thing.) This video shows what it's like.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2014 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.





Bookmark and Share

Related Articles
Arrhythmias Arrhythmias are abnormal heartbeats usually caused by an electrical "short circuit" in the heart. Many are minor and not a significant health threat, but others can indicate a more serious problem.
Heart and Circulatory System The heart and circulatory system (also called the cardiovascular system) make up the network that delivers blood to the body's tissues.
iGrow iGrow
Sign up for our parent enewsletter