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WHAT IS AN ECG?

An ECG records the rate of your heart beat. It records the electrical activity of your heart. The letters ECG stands for electrocardiogram.



WHY DO I NEED AN ECG?

You may need an ECG if your doctor wants to know how fast your heart is beating. Your doctor can tell the rate (number of times your heart beats in one minute) from the results which are printed onto paper.



WHAT HAPPENS?

For Aisling’s ECG story click here



DOES IT HURT?

No it won’t hurt at all.



WHEN CAN I GO HOME?

It won’t take long! The longest part is putting the blue stickers on, once they are in place, it only takes about a minute!



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