Electrocardiogram (ECG)

The Berkshire Heart Clinic, in Reading, Berkshire, is made up of a group of highly trained cardiologists practicing out of Dunedin Hospital in Reading.

We offer a consultant led rapid access clinic, ensuring that patients can have all the appropriate assessments and be seen in the quickest possible time – typically within 24 hours.

An electrocardiogram or ECG measures the electrical activity of your heart. Analysis of the results can indicate any damage to the heart muscle. The test may also detect changes in heart rhythm as well as abnormalities in the signals themselves. An ECG can be used to assess if you have had a heart attack or evidence of a previous heart attack.

What's involved in having an ECG?

Electrodes are placed on your wrists, ankles and chest as you relax. The electrodes are connected to a machine recording all the electrical signals from your heart. An ECG is a completely painless test and takes less than a minute to perform once the leads are in position. After the test, the electrodes are removed.

Your doctor will review the readings of the ECG machine which appear as a series of waves.

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Berkshire Heart Clinic

Cardiology, Reading, Berkshire
To make an appointment or enquiry about ECG monitoring at Dunedin Hospital Reading, then please contact one of our Cardiologists secretaries on the numbers below;

  • Dr Andrew Elkington - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Charlie McKenna - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr William Orr - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Nicos Spyrou - 0845 094 1999
  • Dr Jon Swinburn - 0845 094 1824

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