Convenient EKG Testing Available On Site at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk
An EKG, or electrocardiogram, is a noninvasive and painless test that records and analyzes the electrical activity of the heart. This important test, which provides detailed information about the heart’s rate, rhythm, and condition, provides a valuable overview of heart health. There are many uses for an EKG; for instance, a physician may order an electrocardiogram as part of a routine physical exam, to diagnose a medical issue, or to evaluate pacemaker performance. With EKG testing available on site, UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk has made it easier than ever for area residents to undergo an electrocardiogram as part of a diagnostic workup.
By analyzing the results of an EKG test, a board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physician at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk can look for patterns and identify irregularities in heartbeats and rhythms. For instance, some health conditions that can be discovered with an EKG include:
- Coronary artery disease
- Tachycardia (unusually fast heartbeat), bradycardia (unusually slow heartbeat), and arrhythmia (other heart rhythm abnormalities)
- Congestive heart failure
- A prior heart attack
To ensure a high level of accuracy, the result of every EKG we perform is read by a specialized UHealth radiologist as well as an onsite physician. However, it is important to understand that our on-site EKG testing is intended for the screening and diagnosis of non-emergency conditions. If you have chest pains, breathing difficulties, or other reasons to believe that you may be having a heart attack, you should call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.
If you need an EKG in a non-life-threatening situation, come to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk for fast and accurate results – without the wait for a primary care physician or the expense of an ER visit.