EKGs Services at Urgent Care in Fair Oaks, CA
Urgent Care Now Provides EKG Services in Fair Oaks, CA. Simply Walk In. No Appointment Necessary. Call (916) 246-2394.
Has your regular primary care doctor asked you to get an EKG, also known as an electrocardiogram? Don’t wait days for this important medical test to be scheduled at a testing location. Come to Urgent Care Now for immediate service. Receive this quick analysis of your heart today at our urgent care center, with no appointment needed. We’ll go over the results with you and forward them, upon request, to your primary care provider.
What is an EKG and what does it measure?
This medical test is also referred to as an ECG and is shorthand for an electrocardiogram. During this test, we will use a machine to measure the natural electric activity of your heart. An electrocardiogram is sometimes confused with an echocardiogram, which creates a visual representation of your heart using sound waves, much like a sonogram. An EKG measures the electrical activity of your heart which determines your heartbeat. The strength of this electrical wave helps us learn if your heart is appropriately pumping blood through the body. An EKG will measure the electrical activity and timing in the top and lower chambers of your heart.
What results with an EKG show?
When doctors look at the results of an EKG, they look at two kinds of information. First, they see how long it takes for an electrical wave to pass through the heart. If the timing is off or irregular, this usually indicates there is a problem.
Next, our doctors will look at the strength of the electricity in your heart. If your heart is overworked or perhaps too large, this is where our doctors will get that clue about it.
If they test returns a perfectly normal EKG from your heart, this will tell our doctors and your primary care physician that a health problem may be elsewhere. Crossing one thing off of the list means we are closer to diagnosing the ailment you are suffering from. Even if your EKG returns as being abnormal, this could be a normal variation of your heart. This test provides us with more information to help with a diagnosis.
When should I get an EKG?
When your primary care doctor wants you to get an EKG, they suspect there is a problem with your heart on how it beats. Usually, patients who report chest pains or heart palpitations will be referred to getting an EKG to measure their heart’s electrical activity. This test also often requested if you show additional symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, or reporting shortness of breath.
An EKG can also check the thickness of your heart wall chambers. Doctors often want to check this to make sure there are no side effects to certain medications. An EKG will also verify if a pacemaker or other cardiac implants are functioning correctly.
Urgent Care Now is located at 12417 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite 600, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. We are open seven days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. Do you have questions about our EKG services? Call our friendly staff today at 916-246-2394.
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