An EKG, or electrocardiogram, records the heart’s electrical signals to measure the heart rate and rhythm and determine its health. It’s an excellent tool for diagnosing irregular heartbeats (called arrhythmias), heart attacks or heart failure, and how well a pacemaker is functioning.
Urgent Care EKG Testing in Palm Beach County
If you’ve been suffering from chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness, your doctor will probably recommend an EKG. Not all practices have this service onsite, so before you sign up for the procedure at a local hospital, look for “urgent care EKG near me.” Chances are, a medical center urgent care clinic offering this service near you can see you sooner and will accept your insurance.
Our staff has the certification and training to safely provide EKG testing as required by the state of Florida, and a physician is always onsite to read and explain test results.
If you don’t have insurance, we won’t turn you away. We provide necessary medical care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Get a Baseline EKG
Many doctors recommend patients get an EKG to set a baseline for their heart health. That way, doctors can look at it to see changes in the heart function, and find early signs of a developing condition.
Consider getting a baseline EKG if heart disease runs in your family or a close relative has had a stroke or high blood pressure, even if you don’t feel any symptoms.
You should definitely get a baseline EKG if you have had some kind of heart-related complication like high blood pressure, even if you control it with medication, or know you have arrhythmia.
Other risk factors that put you at risk for heart problems are smoking (although quitting greatly relieves stress on the heart and lungs) and living a sedentary lifestyle, which is pretty normal for many Americans.