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Transcript of Electrocardiogram
What is it?
Very expensive(could cost up to $6000)
May show many different conditions (non-specific).
Needs to be preformed at the "right" time(when patient is having irregular heart beats).
At other times (regular heart beat patient may have an entirely normal ECG (Electrocardiogram).
Helps with the electrical activity of your heart.
Helps find the cause of unexplained chest pain(could be caused by a heart attack).
Finds the cause or symptoms of heart disease.
Finds out if the walls of the heart chambers are to thick (hypertrophied).
Cheeks how well medicines are working and weather they are causing side effects that effect the heart.
Cheeks how well pacemakers are doing.
An electrocardiogram deals with the cardiovascular system concentrating on the heart. The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
The heart is a muscular pump. The right side of the heart pumps de-oxygenated blood through the arteries to the lungs to be oxygenated and then back to the heart. In the lungs, carbon dioxide is removed from the blood, and oxygen is taken up by the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. The left side of the heart pumps the oxygenated blood from the lungs around the rest of the body to deliver the oxygen and returns de-oxygenated blood to the heart through veins.
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Is when your heart rhythm is abnormal. It could be too fast or too slow or it could skip beats.
Occurs in children under 5 and symptoms include a high fever for longer then 5 days, with 4 other symptoms (rash, skin peeling and swelling of the hands, feet and neck, swelling and redness of the whites of the eye w/o pus, cracking lips or throat
Congestive Heart Failure
When the heart can not pump enough oxygen rich blood to the body. Your heart is not pumping properly.
When a blood clot totally blocks coronary artery to the heart and causes that part of the heart to die.
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A simple and painless test that records the hearts electrical activity.
tissues and systems
how does it work?
It interprets electrical signals produced by the heart overtime, capturing them and recording them on a piece of graph paper with electrodes attached to the skin.
(ECG) OR (EKG)
(ECG) OR (EKG)
If someone faints and is admitted to the hospital they will sometimes do an ECG to try to determine the cause of the fainting
Some people will have an ECG if they have chest pains due to broken or bruised ribs
This is found in ground water and increase levels can be lethal. If arsenic poisoning is suspected an ECG is done.
There are no ethical issues found for this topic. This is just a test that measures the electrical activity in the heart. It is a test that can actually help prevent a lot of the diseases mentioned in this presentation if caught soon enough.