Pediatric Electrocardiograms in Oak Lawn, IL
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EKG Testing Available
As your child grows, it is important to track their heart health and development. Minis Pediatric Walk-In Clinic is proud to provide pediatric EKG testing to Oak Lawn’s children. Our professionals can monitor the health of your little’s one heart at any time during their infancy and youth.
What is an EKG?
An electrocardiogram (EKG) test is a non-invasive pediatric procedure that graphically records the electrical activity of the heart. Each time your child’s heart beats, an electrical signal travels through the heart, recorded by an EKG. The test allows a doctor to analyze whether a child’s heartbeat is too fast, slow, or irregular. If a problem is detected, your doctor will follow up with you and your child to create a specially designed healthcare plan to attend to your child’s heart health needs.
A quick and simple process, EKG testing can provide you with important information regarding your child’s heart right away and create a health plan moving forward!
What to Expect from an EKG
During an EKG test, a staff member will apply electrodes, patches that are placed on a child’s arms, legs, and chest to collect information regarding the electrical activity of the heart. Your child will be asked to lie down and breathe normally while the electrodes record information. The test is painless and only takes a few minutes to finish.
Does My Child Need an EKG?
In addition to looking at the rate of your child’s heartbeat, an EKG test also determines whether heart muscles are performing at a healthy rhythm. An EKG test can detect arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, whether your child’s heart is receiving enough oxygen, and if your child’s heart is enlarged. By getting an EKG test done for your little one early on, your doctor can help your child treat any heart conditions right away.
What Does an EKG Test For?
It is always best to take your child to get an EKG test just to ensure they are on top of their heart health, but you should take your child to be seen if they have experienced chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fast heart rate, or extreme fatigue. If your child has reported any pain in their chest or abnormality with their heart rate, your doctor will order an EKG.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
Our pediatric team is here to provide the quality care your little ones deserve, from EKG testing to general pediatric care and everything in between. If you have any questions regarding your child’s heart health or other concerns, you can visit our clinic or contact us today to make an appointment right away.