Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

133 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What exactly is EKG for?

I guess it also checks how strong your heart is. Does it test anything else?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
  User's Response
's  Response
No, it measures the frequency and strength of your heart muscle.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I was at the ER yesterday and was told that my EKG changed. Something about the QRS widening. What does that mean and how dangerous is it ? I have followed through with my Dr. via phone and he gave me the name of a cardiologist to see.

doctor1 MD

I have a 9 yyr old daughter that had a ekg done. I just received her results. The doctor wants her on a monitor for a month. Her results are as follow. rate.96 pr.109 QT/QTc. 358/452 QRSD.111 P Axis.15 T Axis.33..sinus rhythm-nonspecific QRS widening BORDERLINE. What does this mean exactly.......

doctor1 MD

hi i am a 20 year old female i beenn having right chest pain far a few weeks now. last week my right side chest was in pain my heart was beating really fast as if it was clogged or something a few seconds later my whole left arm got heavy i couldn t move it for about a minute. i slept later on. then i got a ekg done and it says borderline right axis deviation what does this exactly mean to you