An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), records the electrical activity occurring within the heart each time it contracts.

What can be detected?

This test can reveal much about your child's heart, such as heart rate, rhythm and various other anatomical findings.

How is an ECG performed?

A technician will place electrodes, which are similar to sticky patches, on various parts of your child's chest. They do not hurt while being adhered or removed, and your child will not feel anything while the test is being performed. The electrodes are connected via wires to a machine, which makes a printout of the electrical activity occurring each time the heart contracts.