Physicians are able to perform the best medical procedures to treat a condition if they have the right medical diagnostic equipment. One of the most essential pieces of equipment is the Electrocardiography, also known as the ECG or EKG. This is a device used to record the electrical activity of the heart. The ECG will measure the regularity of heartbeats, the size of the chambers and whether there is any damage done to the heart. The ECG will also help physicians determine whether a medical device or treatment has a negative effect on the patient’s heart.
Not all clinics have access to the ECG. Patients who have heart problems might wish to travel to a clinic in another country to have their heart examined by physician specialized in the ECG.