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Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiogram
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So when you're having symptoms of a chest pain and you present to the emergency room, one of the first tests that's done in the ER to determine whether or not you're having a heart attack is an electrocardiogram. The electrocardiogram shows a normal heart rhythm, but when you have a blockage in your heart and you have what we call ischemia, that is the heart and muscle is deprived of oxygen. There's some changes that you see in the EKG's that either point to the artery that's blocked and what segment of the heart is not getting enough oxygen. And this is one of the first tests that we use to diagnose heart attacks in the emergency room.

Doctor Profile

Jacqueline Eubany, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist
  • Served in the US Navy for 12 years where she was responsible for the healthcare of active duty military, including war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Cardiology, and in the Heart Rhythm Society

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