EKG Specialist

Pure Medicine is equipped to offer electrocardiograms (EKGs), which test the electrical impulses of your heart. The locations in Frisco and Dallas, Texas both provide the service to anyone living in the surrounding communities. Dr. Daniel Mijares and Dr. Jordan Pastorek evaluate your condition and determine if this test is necessary for you.

EKG

What’s an EKG?

EKG (or ECG) is short for electrocardiogram. Each time your heart beats, it generates an electrical impulse that makes the muscle contract and pump blood to the body. The EKG measures the rate of this impulse in both the upper and lower chambers.

Why would someone need an EKG?

The Pure Medicine staff might conduct an EKG to determine if you have an irregular heartbeat, which can be a sign of coronary artery disease, electrolyte imbalances, or injury from a heart attack. The EKG also gives valuable information as to whether your heart is overworked or part of it is enlarged. Other reasons you might need an EKG:

  • To diagnose unexplained chest pain
  • To specify why you’ve developed symptoms of heart disease, including dizziness, fainting, and shortness of breath
  • If you’re on certain medications that can possibly affect the heart
  • To check on the status of implants, such as pacemakers
  • To evaluate your heart’s health when you have issues such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, or family history of heart disease

Is an EKG safe?

The EKG is perfectly safe and pain free. Electricity isn’t sent into your body. Rather the machine measures electrical pulses inside you. If you have concerns about the test, Dr. Pastorek and Dr. Mijares are open to answering your questions and helping you feel more at ease.

How is an EKG evaluated?

The report from and EKG looks like a graph with lines and spikes marking the activity of the heart. The doctors read the graph and determine if it shows normal activity. Abnormal EKG readings can result when your heart seems to beat too slowly or too quickly, or the rhythm is irregular.

To get an accurate reading, Pure Medicine ensures that the electrodes are properly attached and that you don’t move or talk during the procedure, which lasts 5-10 minutes. Do avoid exercising before the test and try to relax; rapid breathing and anxiety can skew the results.

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