Ensuring good heart health is a priority for Dr. Faisal Siddiqi. At One Oak Medical, he offers comprehensive heart diagnostic testing, including EKGs, to identify heart conditions early. With offices throughout New Jersey and in Staten Island, New York, you have the convenience of scheduling in-office EKG testing at the location closest to you. EKGs and other diagnostic tests allow Dr. Siddiqi to create a custom plan to treat your symptoms and prevent further heart damage. To learn more about EKG diagnostics and other heart tests, schedule a consultation online or by calling One Oak Medical.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a diagnostic test that records electrical signals in your heart to identify potential heart problems. The painless procedure involves the placement of electrode sensors on your chest and limbs that record the electrical impulse made with each beat of your heart. The EKG records the timing and strength of each signal as it moves through your heart.
Dr. Siddiqi interprets the data the EKG produces to determine if you have an abnormal heart rhythm or other heart abnormality.
Dr. Siddiqi may request an EKG if he suspects you have a heart condition or if there is a history of heart problems in your family. He may recommend testing if you:
Other symptoms of a potential heart condition may require EKG testing to help Dr. Siddiqi pinpoint the cause.
Before the EKG procedure, Dr. Siddiqi discusses any medications you are taking. You may need to stop certain medications that can influence the results of your test.
During the EKG, you can relax in One Oak Medical’s comfortable office environment. Dr. Siddiqi attaches sticky electrode patches to your skin, usually on the chest area and sometimes on your limbs. Each electrode patch has a wire that attaches to a monitor. It may be necessary to shave your skin if hair prevents the electrodes from firmly sticking.
While you lie still, the EKG technology records the electrical impulses of your heartbeat. Dr. Siddiqi interprets the results during your appointment or a follow-up visit.
Depending on the results of your EKG, Dr. Siddiqi may request additional testing to determine if you have conditions such as:
EKG results can even help determine if your heart is receiving an adequate supply of oxygen and blood.
If Dr. Siddiqi discovers any heart abnormalities, he creates a custom treatment plan to address the issues and prevent further heart problems. Depending on your needs, he may recommend surgical or nonsurgical procedures to protect your heart.
To schedule a consultation for an EKG, book an appointment online or by calling the nearest office location directly.