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Term: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2014-10-24


A test that records the electrical activity of the heartbeat. An exercise ECG tests the effect of exercise on your heart.

See the Routine Electrocardiography - Electrocardiogram (ACG or EKG) concept for more information, including the tariff codes that define an electrocardiogram.

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