ECG and long-term ECG
We offer you resting ECG and long-term ECG examinations as part of our equipment diagnostics if you have acute complaints or if there is a suspicion of arrhythmia.
In the long-term ECG, the heart action is recorded over a longer period of time, at least over 18 hours, usually over 24 hours. For this purpose, disposable electrodes are attached to the chest and connected to the ECG recorder via cables. In men, it is sometimes necessary to shave the chest in order to attach the adhesive electrodes and ensure a better hold.
You will be fitted with the device in the practice and take it home or to your place of work, where you will usually behave as you always do. The device is stored in a small bag and can be taken along in everyday life. Only swimming, showering and extremely sweaty activities and sports as well as sauna should be avoided with the device. You should also not apply cream to your chest before applying the adhesive electrodes.
The device is removed the next morning in the practice and then evaluated. The results will be discussed a few days later. The long-term ECG is usually necessary in cases of cardiac arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, palpitations, fainting spells of unclear cause or dizziness.
With the resting ECG, a measurement is only taken for a few minutes. This is used to quickly rule out acute circulatory disorders in the heart or to diagnose persistent cardiac arrhythmias.