ECG

Basic overview

  • An ECG machine is a device that measures the intrinsic electrical activity of your heart.
  • It is performed by placing electrodes (stickers) on the outside of your chest that are connected to a computer.

Indications for the test

  • Assessment for underlying heart rhythm disturbances (heart-block) or sometimes genetic (inherited) conditions
  • It is painless, completely safe and takes around 5 minutes.

What to expect

  • The test is completely painless.
  • You will be asked to remove the clothes from your chest and large pieces of jewellery. You will lie on a bed and have ten electrodes (stickers) placed on your arms, legs and chest.
  • A 10-second electrical tracing will then be recorded.

Our Locations

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Cardiology Tasmania has 5 specialist centres located in Derwent Park, Huonville, Oatland, Swansea and Rokeby. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.
Call Us:
0439 195 660
Derwent Park
  • Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS

  • 62728869
Huonville
  • Huon Valley Health Centre, 85 Main Road, Huonville, TAS
  • 62642800
Oatlands
  • Midlands Multipurpose Health, 13 Church Street, Oatlands, TAS
  • 61350540
Swansea
  • Swansea General Practice: 37 Wellington Street, Swansea, TAS
  • 62578205
Rokeby
  • Knopwood Medical Centre: 46 South Arm Road, Rokeby, TAS
  • 62471019

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