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Electrocardiography

EKG

The Electrocardiography (EKG) department provides EKG services for inpatients and outpatients; working in collaboration with the department of nursing to provide 24 hour inpatient coverage. In addition, our technician also performs electroencephalogram (EEG) procedures as well.

The department is currently in the process of converting all EKG's into a MUSE storage repository, allowing immediate electronic access through a portal to view the EKG. Expansion to a web-based solution will allow view ability of all EKG's through any PC access.

Electrocardiography (EKG) measures the heart's electrical activity to help evaluate its function and identify any problems that might exist. The EKG can help determine the rate and regularity of heartbeats, the size and position of the heart's chambers, and whether there is any damage present.

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to detect abnormalities related to electrical activity of the brain. This procedure tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results. Normal electrical activity in the brain makes a recognizable pattern. Through an EEG, doctors can look for abnormal patterns that indicate seizures and other problems.

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