EKG (Electrocardiogram) Test Services in Chiang Mai
Cardiac death remains one of the most common causes of mortality in both sexes, particularly over the age of 50. Some of the common risk factors include obesity, smoking, alcohol, age, previous cardiac symptoms, and family history. Unfortunately, one of the most common presentations of a heart attack is sudden death. Obviously, you do not want that to be the first symptom of your cardiac disease. This means that anyone with risk factors should consider EKG screening for cardiac disease.
There are two basic categories of heart disease. Electrical problems, known as arrhythmias, and blood vessel blockage. Both can be very serious. Doctors will usually refer to a vascular blockage as an MI, which stands for myocardial infarction. An EKG test will screen for both cardiac arrhythmias as well as signs of heart damage. There are more tests that can be ordered depending on the results of your electrocardiogram test (EKG). These can provide more information, such as a cardiac stress test.
In addition, EKG screening can be done even if you are in normal health. An EKG test can provide information to compare with abnormal electrocardiogram results when the test recipient has abnormal heart symptoms. An electrocardiogram is one of the most important heart health checks. We provide a cost-effective ECG heart test with fast EKG examination and prompt results.
Finally, it’s always good to have a baseline EKG. Even if you are asymptomatic and low risk. In the future, if you develop symptoms, one of the first things we do is try and find an earlier EKG performed when you were healthy. We can then compare your normal ECG graph to the current EKG, so we can compare any significant differences that will provide an indication of any underlying conditions. If you are interested in having an electrocardiogram in Chiang Mai please contact us today to make an appointment.
What is an Electrocardiogram Test? Understanding the Basics
An electrocardiogram test, shortened to ECG or EKG, is the recording of the heartbeat and heart’s electrical activity at a specific time. Essentially, they are a measure of electrical conduction of the heart. The ECG test records for a short period of time. If indicated, you can have a Holter monitor test, which records your heart rhythms over an extended period of time, for example, 24 hours.
The ECG test that we see in the general annual checkup programs is the ECG that records a short period of time. That test can detect heart problems or other diseases. If there are abnormalities, we can do advanced tests, if needed. EKG and ECG are used interchangeably and mean the same thing. They are simply spelled differently in different countries.
Why Choose Our ECG Tests in Chiang Mai?
Accurate EKG Results for Peace of Mind
Looking for an ECG test in Chiang Mai? All of our EKG tests are done by licensed practitioners who are experienced in both performing the test as well as interpreting the results accurately. You will get the results immediately.
When you decide to have an EKG test in Chiang Mai, the first thing that you need to keep in mind is the reliability of the ECG machine. The clinic where you do the test is important. Boston Health Polyclinic offers one of the best choices for an ECG test in Chiang Mai as we provide a state-of-the-art ECG machine coupled with expert advice with decades of experience.
Advanced EKG Heart Monitor Technology at Boston Health Polyclinic
EKG machines improve on a continual basis. We think it’s important to have the most modern technology available to perform ECG heart tests in Chiang Mai. This is why we use only the most modern machines to perform your electrocardiogram test.
Rest assured if we do detect any heart health problems, our doctor will be available immediately to discuss the results from the EKG test along with a diagnosis, prognosis, and effective treatment plan.
Types of EKG Tests We Offer in Chiang Mai
ECG for Chest Pain: Timely Diagnosis and Care
Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms that requires an ECG test. Chest pain is caused by different diseases such as heart problems, dyspepsia, or lung disorders. It is not necessarily cardiac in origin but an ECG for chest pain is always recommended. Cardiac dysfunction is a deadly disease. If you can detect the disease from an early stage then we can treat it, and can improve your whole quality of life.
Treating cardiac disease at an early stage is relatively straightforward. The alternative is to wait until you have severe symptoms, possibly resulting in cardiac surgery or even sudden death. Obviously, we want to treat cardiac disease in the early stages with a combination of a lifestyle approach, medications, and other holistic treatments. These will not only prolong your life but also make your quality of life much better. Request an ECG heart test in Chiang Mai today at the leading EKG test clinic in town.
Resting ECG Test: What to Expect
The resting ECG test is a common test that we do in general annual checkups. The test provides information about your heart function such as rate, ECG rhythms, and heart pattern.
The ECG test is the record of electrical activity passing through the various areas of your heart. If there are abnormal problems in the structure or function of the electric pathway, it will show in the electrocardiogram test.
A resting EKG is in contrast to an ECG stress test. The resting ECG test is simply done with the patient lying down and resting over a short period of time. In contrast, a stress test is done usually on a treadmill, over an extended period of time to see how the heart reacts to stress.
ECG Stress Test: Evaluating Heart Function Under Pressure
The ECG street test is the ECG monitoring when you run or do some activities that cause the heart to work more than usual. The test will make your heart beat faster and work hard.
There are some forms of cardiac disease that will not show up on a resting EKG test but will reveal themselves with a stress test. Not everyone needs a stress test. You can come and discuss it with our doctor at BHP.
Please contact 052-082-888 to make an appointment. You can also make an appointment on our homepage where you will see an appointment icon.
EKG Screening: Early Detection for Heart Conditions
EKG screening will show us some heart disorders such as:
- Myocardial infarction [Heart attack.]
- Valvular heart disease
- Heart arrhythmia [Abnormal electrical patterns and rhythms.]
- Cardiac hypertrophy [enlargement of the heart]
- Ischemia [low blood flow to the heart.]
Understanding Your EKG Results
Deciphering Normal ECG Reading and Abnormal EKG Patterns
When we talk about what we should look for in our ECG test, the first is the rate, A normal person has a heart rate of 60 to 80 beats per minute.
Next is the ECG rhythms where we look for a regular or irregular heartbeat.
ECG/EKG pattern, which can show us various disorders with their own unique patterns.
EKG Monitor: Continuous Heart Monitoring for Optimal Care
Optimal care revolves around early detection and early treatment. It is so much easier to treat a patient in the early stages versus the late stages. Optimal care in the late stages can consist of high-risk heart surgery and ICU care. Obviously, this is much less attractive than treatment in the early stages.
You should have regular checkups, even if you have no symptoms because changes in your cardiac status can be silent until they present with a devastating outcome. Consider the last time that you had an ECG test, because if you’re in one of the risk groups, you should consider having an ECG once a year. Find those changes early in the process of the advancement of cardiac disease.
Transparent EKG Test Cost in Chiang Mai
An ECG test in Chiang Mai normally costs from 500 to 1200 baht (without a doctor fee) depending on the health center and the machines. We include our doctor’s fee when we do an ECG because it’s essential to have them interpreted appropriately.
In our clinic, we keep our fees low, with the doctor’s fee and the ECG report.
We keep your ECG report on record, so it’s always available for comparisons in the future. Remember, not only do you receive an ECG but you also get an evaluation from our highly trained and professional medical doctors. Please contact 052-082-888 to make an appointment for an electrocardiogram in Chiang Mai. You can also make an appointment on our homepage where you will see an appointment icon.
ECG Heart Test in Chiang Mai: Localised Care for Our Community
At Boston Health Polyclinic, we want to be your “ECG NEAR ME” clinic or “EKG test” clinic. We provide you with an electrocardiogram in Chiang Mai at a reasonable price with professional consultation by our doctor. We will make sure that you receive a comprehensive heart health check.