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 3 specialist centres located in Howrah, Derwent Park and Huonville. 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:
(03) 6245 8999
Outreach Medical Group Building 250 Clarence Street, Howrah

Services Provided

  • Consultations
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Stress echocardiograms
  • Holter monitors
  • ECGs

Derwent Park

Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS

Services Provided

  • Consultations
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Holter monitors
Huon Valley Health Centre, 85 Main Road, Huonville, TAS

Services Provided

  • Consultations
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms

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