ECG at home

An ECG would probably be done, in case of high blood pressure or if any heart disease symptoms are displayed, like heavy or irregular heartbeats, chest pain or shortness of breath. A person may consider getting test done in case of occupational or screening requirements, or if there is a family history of diabetes, heart disease, or other ailments and the individual wants to begin exercising.

An ECG is ordered in certain conditions like:

  • In persons displaying symptoms of a heart disease
  • To check whether a patient has suffered a heart attack or evidence of a previous heart attack
  • To monitor treatment for coronary artery disease
  • To assess the function of artificial pacemakers
  • To determine the size and position of the chambers of the heart
  • Persons who may be at risk of heart disease due to:
  • A family history of heart disease, Smoking habits
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure