Concerned about your heart health? Allow the team at Bella Terra Primary Care to complete a simple EKG test to provide more insight into your overall heart function. Rather than having to go to a hospital or clinic, you can visit our Huntington Beach offices to receive your screening in a comfortable and caring environment. Nishu Karki, MD, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, will be able to administer your EKG test and provide a detailed analysis concerning your heart’s performance and any potential issues that need to be addressed.
An electrocardiogram, commonly abbreviated as EKG or ECG, is a type of diagnostic heart health test. This noninvasive and painless test measures the electrical activity of the heart to detect underlying problems, such as:
Electrocardiograms work by measuring your heartbeat activity. Each time your heart beats, an electrical signal travels through your heart, causing the muscle to contract and pump blood. Small sensors used during an EKG are able to detect these signals with each heartbeat and record the data. The results from and EKG can then be interpreted to diagnose heart issues or confirm healthy heart activity.
You may need an EKG screening if you have a history of heart problems or if you’re experiencing any of the following cardiac symptoms:
Some people may need an EKG even if they aren’t having any symptoms. This type of diagnostic test is often recommended for individuals with a family history of heart disease or other possible heart health risks.
In some cases, an EKG is included as part of a routine exam for middle-aged and older adults since they have an increased risk of heart disease. Others may need an EKG as part of an onboarding process for a new job that involves physical work or in order to participate in certain professional or school sports.
An electrocardiogram is a safe, routine medical procedure, so there’s nothing to be concerned about when arriving for your appointment. The staff at Bella Terra Primary Care will check you in before you’re taken to a private patient room where the test will be administered by our EKG technicians.
You’ll lie down on a comfortable exam table and have small sticky sensors attached to your chest, arms, and legs. A small area may need to be shaved if there is excess hair present in a location where a sensor needs to be placed. Each sensor has a wire that is connected to a monitoring device.
You’ll need to lie still in a relaxed position for a few minutes while your heart’s electrical activity is recorded by the device. The results will be displayed on a computer monitor. After the test is complete, the sensors are easily removed and you’ll have a chance to discuss your results with Dr. Karki.
The data from an EKG test can help Dr. Karki uncover why you might be experiencing some cardiac symptoms. Your results will show whether there are any concerns regarding:
Dr. Karki can provide recommendations for minor issues and help you develop a plan for heart-healthy living. For certain conditions or heart health concerns, Dr. Karki will be able to refer you to a cardiologist as needed.
When you visit Bella Terra Primary Care, you’ll get some of the most expert and personalized care in the greater Los Angeles area. Our general healthcare services are administered in a comfortable and welcoming healthcare environment, ensuring that you feel at ease during your appointments. In addition to offering key services like physical exams and immunizations, patients can make telemedicine appointments with Dr. Karki for convenient virtual visits.
Our location in Huntington Beach makes Bella Terra Primary Care a great choice for anyone searching for medical services in the Long Beach and Orange County area. Our staff is dedicated to meeting your healthcare needs, and internal medicine expert Dr. Karki is ready to address your medical concerns so you can live a happier, healthier life and reach your wellness goals.
Get in touch with us at (714) 248-9068 to get more information about the electrocardiogram testing available at Bella Terra or to schedule an appointment for any of our healthcare services:
Bella Terra Primary Care
7677 Center Ave. Suite 208
Huntington Beach, CA 92647