Posts By: Christopher Johnsrude, M.D.

What is an EKG?

Often when a patient is referred to a cardiologist, an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is also required. But don’t worry, this test is not hard to do and it won’t hurt. So what is an EKG exactly? An EKG is a painless test that is used to record the heart’s electrical activity to look for…
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How my heart beats

The heart is a pump that is constantly beating to deliver blood through tubes (blood vessels) to all parts of the body. For the heart to be an effective pump, the heart’s “plumbing system” and “electrical system” must both work correctly. The plumbing system of the heart consists of: Tubes bringing blood to the heart…
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