What is an electrocardiogram test?

Also known as: EKG, ECG.

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that evaluates the electrical rhythm of the heart. It’s used by medical professionals to find potential problems based on the pattern of your heart’s electrical rhythm or rate.


Reviewed by: Danyal M Khan, MD

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