Veazie Veterinary Clinic
1522 State Street, Veazie, ME
(207) 941-8840

Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Telos_ECG_smallAn ECG measures the electrical impulse generated by the heart. This test is useful when a pet has an abnormal rhythm to its heart beat.

It allows us to evaluate the timing of contractions and evaluate the source of any abnormal beats. We can compare the electrical impulse with the chamber of the heart that creates it to know if there is a premature contraction.

For an ECG, your pet lays on their right side, while our staff helps to keep them calm and quiet. We attached clips to them that run to the EGC machine, which records the electrical impulses and prints them out on a long strip for the doctor to evaluate.

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