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EKG services offered in North Miami Beach and Coral Springs, FL

An EKG (electrocardiogram) is a painless, non-invasive test that measures the heart’s electrical activity. At Atlantic Health Medical Associates in North Miami Beach and Coral Springs, Florida, Volrick Morrison, DO, Katherine Martinez, APRN, FNP-BC, and the team provide EKG tests in-house to monitor and diagnose cardiovascular conditions. Call the nearest clinic today or schedule an appointment online for your EKG test.


What is an EKG?

As your heart beats, electrical signals travel through the heart, which causes the muscles to contract and pump blood. An EKG measures and records these electrical signals through sensors called electrodes. 

What is an EKG commonly used for?

An EKG is a common, non-invasive test that helps the team at Atlantic Health Medical Associates detect several cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Tachycardia (where your heart rate is too high)
  • Bradycardia (where your heart rate is too low)
  • Heart failure
  • Blocked arteries
  • Heart attack
  • Chest pain

They may also perform an EKG to assess how well your treatment plan is working. For example, if you have a pacemaker, you might need an EKG test to monitor the device for any problems. 

What are some symptoms that indicate I might need an EKG?

An EKG offers valuable insight into your cardiovascular function and overall health. Your provider at Atlantic Health Medical Associates may also recommend an EKG if you have the following symptoms:

  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Rapid pulse
  • Palpitations
  • Light-headedness

Your provider might also perform an EKG at your routine physical exam if you have risk factors for disease, such as having a family history of cardiovascular disease. 

What should I expect from an EKG test?

An EKG is a simple, painless test. During the EKG test, you lie on an exam table then your provider places sticky electrode patches on your skin to record your heart’s electrical signals. 

EKGs take only a few minutes and deliver fast results about your cardiovascular health. After your test, the team at Atlantic Health Medical Associates may review your results and discuss the next steps with you the same day or during a follow-up appointment. 

If your EKG reveals any abnormalities, your provider may order additional tests, like an echocardiogram, to determine the best course of treatment for your health condition. The practice offers a variety of in-office labs to meet your health needs. After your EKG test, you can return to normal activities right away. 

Call Atlantic Health Medical Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about EKGs.