Electrocardiography (EKG)

Electrocardiography (EKG)

EKG Trace

An EKG is a measure of the electrical output of the heart. Not all heart conditions can be detected by listening with a st

ethoscope. If a Veterinarian suspects a heart condition in your pet they may want to have a EKG run in addition to other testing. An EKG is run by placing electrical leads on key points of the patient.

ECG 3 clip Leads

All patients undergoing general anesthesia have an EKG on during the procedure so the Technician monitoring the patient can make sure the heart is beating at a steady rate with a proper electrical output. Sometimes, general anesthetic can cause minor problems with the electrical signals within the heart. By having a technician monitor the EKG waveform we are able to detect any problems and treat them before any significant issues develop.