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Electrocardiography (Pediatric and Adult)

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What is electrocardiography?

Electrocardiography (EKG) is a noninvasive, painless procedure. In an EKG, 12 leads are placed on the chest area to measure the electrical signals of the heart.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital offers EKG services for both adult and pediatric patients.

Why do I need this test?

An EKG is used to investigate heart disease. It can identify damage to the heart muscle, and measure abnormal rhythms of the heart.

How do I prepare for the test?

No special preparation is required. No appointment is necessary.

What will happen on the day of my test?

The test is performed by a technologist and only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Results are usually sent to your doctor within 5 to 7 work days.

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Hours of Operation

Outpatient Pediatric EKG services:
Yacktman Pavilion, 3rd floor
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Outpatient Adult and Pediatric EKG services:
Main Hospital, Ground level, in the Heart Station
Monday through Friday, 7 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday, 8 am - 3 pm

Reducing your risk for heart disease

  • Don't smoke
  • Have your blood pressure checked regularly
  • Reduce your intake of fats and cholesterol
  • Maintain your ideal weight
  • Exercise regularly according to your physician's guidelines


Our goal is to provide you with excellent care. If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Janet Duval, RN, BSN
Manager, Non-invasive Cardiovascular Diagnostics

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