Electrocardiogram Testing in Elkins & Mill Creek, WV
Valuable Information About Your Heart’s Condition
If you are a patient with a suspected or diagnosed heart or vascular condition, such as coronary artery disease (narrowed or blocked arteries), arrhythmias (irregular heart beats), chest pain, or are a heart attack survivor, Valley Health Care in Mill Creek and Elkins, WV, offer electrocardiogram (EKG) testing in the convenience of our offices. This procedure provides your doctor with valuable information about the electrical activity and overall condition of your heart.
EKGs Can Improve Heart Health and Extend Lifespan
Data collected during your EKG includes heart rate and variability, and is used in coordination with biosensors and algorithms to gain insight into optimal therapeutic steps that may improve your health and extend your lifespan. When problems are detected and corrected promptly, in coordination with smart lifestyle changes, patients tend to enjoy significantly better life quality. The testing procedure is harmless, non-invasive, and painless. Small stickers are placed onto the body to detect electrical activity. No electricity is applied to your body.
Procedures to Avoid Heart Attack and Stroke
The electrical activity produced when your heart beats causes the upper, then lower chambers within your heart muscle to contract. The timing between these contractions determines whether your heart is beating at a normal, fast, slow, or irregular pace. In addition, by measuring the amount of electricity generated, your doctor may be able to detect whether or not your heart is being overworked. If your arteries are narrowing, dietary changes should be undertaken immediately, and medications and procedures may be considered to correct the condition so that heart attack and stroke may be averted. Blood thinners, beta blockers, cholesterol modifiers, nitroglycerin, ARBs, and ACE inhibitors may be prescribed. Angioplasty and stent placement or coronary bypass surgery are options, as well.
EKGs Provide Important Information After a Heart Attack
For patients who have already experienced a heart attack, EKGs are an important tool to monitor heart health. Many patients learn that they have suffered a heart attack when the results of their EKG are interpreted. Your doctor may be able to detect which part of your heart has suffered damage, how extensive the damage is, and whether or not your heart is receiving the necessary oxygen and blood to function properly, amongst other information that is important for your medical treatment.
Valley Health Care Mill Creek
46 Town Center Plaza
Mill Creek, WV 26280
Tel: (304) 335-2050
Fax: (304) 335-6158
Mon., Tue., Thur., and Fri.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Extended Hours on Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Valley Health Care Elkins
240 Allegheny Highway
Elkins, WV 26241
Tel: (304) 636-0133
Fax: 304- 637- 3568
Mon. – Fri.: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.