Electrocardiogram (EKG OR ECG Test in Dubai)

Overview

If your heart has been beating fast or you’ve been experiencing chest pain, you and your doctor will want to figure out what’s causing the problem so it can be treated. A test of the heart’s electrical activity, known as an electrocardiogram or ECG, or EKG for short, is one way to diagnose heart problems.

Your heart is controlled by an electrical system similar to the one that powers your home’s lights and appliances. Electrical signals cause your heart to contract, allowing it to pump blood throughout your body. Many cardiac and non-cardiac conditions can interfere with these signals causing electrical instability. Our doctor will use an ECG test in Dubai to diagnose instability in your heart’s electrical system.

ECG Test in Dubai - Dr Tamkeen Kinah (Cardiologist in Dubai)

The concept of Echocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the most basic and quick tests for evaluating the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches that adhere to the skin) are placed at strategic locations on the chest, arms, and legs. Lead wires connect the electrodes to an electrocardiogram machine. The heart’s electrical activity is then measured, printed and interpreted. No electricity passes to the body.

Purpose of ECG Test in Dubai

An ECG test in Dubai (electrocardiogram) is a non-invasive, painless method of diagnosing many common heart problems.

An ECG or EKG test in Dubai may be used by a healthcare provider to determine or detect:

  • Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats
  • If blocked or narrowed arteries in the heart are causing chest pain
  • Whether you have ever had a heart attack in the past
  • How well your pacemaker is working (if any)

When will you need an ECG Test 

If you have any of the following signs and symptoms, you may require an ECG:

  • Chest pain
  • Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or confused
  • Palpitations or rapid pulse
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Weakness, fatigue, or a decline in physical ability

Types of EKG

Since an EKG or ECG test only records your heart’s electrical activity for a few seconds, it is unlikely to detect irregularities that occur only occasionally.

Our doctor can provide you with the following procedures to capture these inconsistent issues

Holter Monitor: This device is worn for 24 to 48 hours to provide a continuous recording of your heart’s electrical activity during that time period.

Event Monitor: You wear this device for a week or more and may have to press a button to begin recording when you experience symptoms.

Preparation for ECG test in Dubai

  • An ECG test in Dubai does not require any special preparation. However, it is advised to:

    • Wear comfortable clothing.
    • Fasting (not eating) before the test is not recommended.
    • Avoid wearing any jewellery or accessories near your chest.
    • Inform the doctor about any medications you take, as some may interfere with the ECG results.
ECG Test Cost in Dubai - Dr Tamkeen Kinah (Cardiologist in Dubai)

Procedure for ECG Test in Dubai

Up to 12 sensors (electrodes) are attached to the chest and limbs during an ECG. The electrodes are sticky patches that connect to a monitor via wires. They record the electrical signals produced by the heart. A computer stores the data and exhibits it in the form of waves on a screen or on paper.

You are allowed to breathe during the test, but you must remain still. Check that you’re warm and ready to lie down. Moving, talking, or shivering may disrupt the results of the ECG test. A standard ECG takes a few minutes to complete.

Results

Normal Results
● 60-100 beats per minute heart rate
● Regular and consistent heart rhythm
Abnormal Results can imply:
● Changes in electrolyte levels (such as potassium and calcium) in the blood
● Increased heart size
● The presence of fluid or swelling in the sac surrounding the heart.
● Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart)
● Previous or current heart attack
● Inadequate blood supply to the heart arteries
● Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)

ECG test cost in Dubai

The ECG test cost in Dubai can vary depending on the healthcare facility, location, and whether ECG is performed as part of a comprehensive health check or as an individual diagnostic procedure. It’s advisable to check with specific medical centres or hospitals to obtain accurate and up-to-date pricing information,  if you are specifically looking for information on the ECG cost in Dubai,

When it comes to affordable and precise ECG test price in Dubai, many healthcare providers in Dubai offer comprehensive health packages that may include an ECG along with other diagnostic tests.

Looking for an ECG test in Dubai? Consult Dr Tamkeen Kinah

An ECG test in Dubai by Dr Tamkeen Kinah is undoubtedly a quick, safe, and efficient way to assess and diagnose heart health. You can prevent or manage heart conditions and live a healthy life by taking care of your heart health and following medical advice.

If you need an ECG/EKG test in Dubai, contact our consultant cardiologist, Dr Tamkeen Kinah, right away. Known for his impeccable skills, highest technical standards, and outstanding medical ethics, you will undoubtedly receive the right diagnosis and guidance through a meticulous ECG test!

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