12 Lead ECG

A 12 Lead ECG investigates the function of the heart’s electrical conduction system. During the test, adhesive electrodes are positioned on the chest and limbs.

An ECG is a diagnostic test that provides the Cardiologist with information about heart rate and rhythm, a previous or ongoing heart attack, heart anomalies, or as a pre and post-operative checking procedure.

What to bring/what to wear

  • Women should wear comfortable, two-piece clothing as it is necessary to remove clothing from the upper body to perform the test.
  • Men may require small areas on the chest to be shaved to ensure adequate skin contact.
  • Do not use talc, body lotion or wear neck chains.

Other information

  • The test usually takes 5-10 minutes
  • Medicare Rebate available