Does an ECG test hurt?
The ECG is a safe procedure with no pain or risk involved. It does not send electric current to the body. Some people may be allergic or sensitive to the electrodes and may develop a slight rash from the patches.
Is an ECG test harmful?
No. ECG is a non-invasive test. The machine simply records the electrical activity of your heart without transmitting any electricity of its own.
Does being nervous affect the ECG reading?
No. ECG readings are reliable and not affected by anxiety. If there are tremors causing artifacts on the ECG readings, your doctor will know how to differentiate them.
What should I tell my doctor before an Electrocardiogram?
You should inform your doctor of the following:
- Any preexisting medical conditions you have
- Any medications or supplements you are taking
- If you have a pacemaker
- If you had previous surgeries or treatments on your heart