(ECG or EKG)

Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your or your child's doctor about having an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). Consider printing out or writing down these questions and taking them with you to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor and Patient at appointment with ipad

Bring of a list of questions to talk with your doctor about electrocardiograms. 

  1. What can an ECG tell us about my or my child's heart health?
  2. What happens next if an ECG shows that there's an abnormal heart rhythm?
  3. What happens next if an ECG shows damage to the heart muscle?
  4. Can an ECG show if there are blockages or not?