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Urgent Care with EKG Services in Port Charlotte, FL

Urgent Care with EKG Services in Port Charlotte, FL

PrimeHealth Urgent Care facilities equipped with EKG services offer timely assessment and diagnosis of cardiac conditions. These services can detect abnormalities in heart rhythm or function, aiding in prompt treatment and management. Patients benefit from the convenience of receiving urgent medical attention, including EKG testing, without needing to visit a hospital emergency room. Visit Dr. Espinel, MD, for EKG services. We are conveniently located at 23951 Peachland Blvd, Unit 1, Port Charlotte, FL 33954. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online.

Urgent Care with EKG Services Near Me in Port Charlotte, FL
Urgent Care with EKG Services Near Me in Port Charlotte, FL

Table of Contents:

How do I know if I need an EKG?
How long will the test take?
How do I prepare for the test?
What happens after the test?

How do I know if I need an EKG?


An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a test that documents the heart’s electrical activity, typically used for diagnostic purposes. It is usually ordered when patients exhibit potential signs of heart problems such as a rapid heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, or symptoms like fatigue, weakness, confusion, lightheadedness, or shortness of breath.

Since symptoms of heart issues can overlap with other medical conditions, it’s important for these problems to be diagnosed swiftly and treatment to be enacted as quickly as possible.

Many heart problems can benefit from early treatment interventions and can be degenerative, leading to worsening health outcomes if not addressed promptly.

As a result, consulting with specialists at PrimeHealth Urgent Care is advised to determine whether an EKG is necessary based on presenting symptoms and individual medical history, including if patients have a family history of heart problems.

EKG tests may also help determine the effectiveness of an ongoing treatment or be a required screening ahead of certain surgical interventions.

How long will the test take?


The EKG itself is a quick, non-invasive, and informative test that typically only takes a few minutes to complete. During the test, patients will lie down, and about ten electrodes will be placed on their chest and possibly on the arms and legs to record the heart’s activity.

This test can be performed while the patient is at rest or as part of a stress test, which involves exercise to monitor the heart under exertion.

Regardless of the type, EKGs are designed to be efficient and cause minimal discomfort to the patient. Tests are painless, with no risk of side effects, and allow patients to carry on with their daily responsibilities afterwards.

How do I prepare for the test?


There are minimal preparatory steps required for an EKG from the patient. It is important to review your health history and any medications with your healthcare provider to ensure that medications do not interfere with the results of the EKG.

Patients do not need to make any dietary changes or fast before the test unless directed otherwise. On the day of the test, it may be necessary for patients to remove certain jewelry, and they might be asked to wear a gown. Parts of the chest, legs, and arms may be cleaned or shaved where small electrodes will be placed.

Patients should remain still and breathe normally during the test to ensure accurate results. Patients must be prepared to be open and honest about their health concerns and medication use so that the test can be tailored to their specific needs.

What happens after the test?


After an EKG, the results will be evaluated by a healthcare provider at PrimeHealth Urgent Care and discussed with the patient. If the test results are abnormal, additional testing may be ordered if necessary, or treatment options may be discussed.

In the absence of any diagnosis of heart concern, the patient will be able to return to their regular activities and diet unless instructed otherwise. If the EKG identifies potential heart health issues or confirms the presence of heart disease, further diagnostic tests may be ordered, or a diagnosis may be made.

Providers at PrimeHealth Urgent Care will work with the patient to determine a customized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. If patients continue to experience symptoms they had before the EKG or are experiencing any new symptoms related to heart health, such as chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath, they should report this to their healthcare provider to discuss the next steps including the possibility of additional testing.

Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing is available at PrimeHealth Urgent Care. Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing provides a non-invasive and quick method for assessing heart function and detecting abnormalities in heart rhythm. It helps healthcare professionals diagnose cardiac conditions promptly, guiding appropriate treatment and management strategies to improve patient outcomes. We are conveniently located at 23951 Peachland Blvd, Unit 1, Port Charlotte, FL 33954. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Murdock FL, Harbour Heights FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, and surrounding areas.

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